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Texas AM pushes past Missouri to extend win streak

Field Level Media
16 Jan 2022, 09:19 GMT+10

Henry Coleman III scored 18 points as Texas AM rallied past Missouri and extended its winning streak to eight games with a 67-64 victory Saturday at Columbia, Mo.

Tyrece Radford scored 13 points for the Aggies (15-2, 4-0 SEC), while Marcus Williams had 10 points and six assists.

Texas AM trailed by as many as 13 points in the final minute of the first half before turning up its defensive pressure on the Tigers (7-9, 1-3). The Aggies forced 11 second-half turnovers to ignite the rally.

Texas AM is enjoying its best start since 2015-16 while rolling to a 17-2 mark.

Jarron Coleman led Missouri with 14 points, while Javon Pickett and DaJuan Gordon added 11. Gordon hit his first two 3-point attempts as Missouri raced to a 12-0 start - reminiscent of the 9-0 start the Tigers enjoyed while upsetting Alabama 92-86 on Jan. 8.

The Aggies missed their first 12 shots from the field and went nearly nine minutes before scoring their first points of the game.

After Ronnie DeGray III scored a lay-up to put the Tigers up 22-12 with 6:35 left in the first half, the Aggies cut the lead to 24-19 with a 7-2 surge fueled by a Radford 3-point jumper.

Missouri pushed its lead back to 34-21 before Henry Coleman III scored the last three points of the half.

The Aggies missed 25 of 34 shots in the first half, including a miss on eight of their 10 shots from 3-point range.

After Quenton Jackson cut the Missouri lead to 45-41 on a 3-point play with 12:29 to play, the Tigers responded with a 6-0 run with Pickett and Amari Davis scoring fast break layups.

But the Aggies finally pushed through to outscore the Tigers 26-13 for the rest of the game.

The Aggies got their first lead at 57-56 with 4:47 left on a driving layup by Williams and got clinching free throws from Andre Gordon and Hassan Diarra in the final minute of play.

--Field Level Media

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