Five things we discovered in No. 17 Mizzou basketball’s victory above Texas A&M

Missouri guard Javon Pickett (4) makes a basket as Texas A&M guard Savion Flagg (1) defends during a game Saturday in College Station, Texas.

Missouri men’s basketball may possibly have required a greater part of Saturday’s first half from Texas A&M to shake off any match rust that arrives together with a around-two-week split. 

With 11 times separating the Tigers’ most recent video game from their weekend Southeastern Conference clash in College Station, No. 17 MU trailed the Aggies by seven with six minutes left on the clock prior to halftime. 

Then the offensive floodgates opened.

Missouri outscored Texas A&M by 21 factors the rest of the way with reliable minimal-put up scoring and by restricting defensive faults and turnovers. 

The Tigers took down the Aggies 68-52 at Reed Arena, improving to 8-2 overall and 2-2 in convention engage in. Texas A&M falls to 7-5 general and 2-4 in the SEC.

Missouri is now 27- when holding opponents less than 60 details in Cuonzo Martin’s 4-time tenure in Columbia. The Aggies’ 52 factors is the lowest authorized by MU this season and Texas A&M’s most affordable offensive output of the year. 

Missouri forward Jeremiah Tilmon (23) is fouled by Texas A&M guard Jay Jay Chandler (0) trying to shoot a basket during a game Saturday in College Station, Texas.

Texas A&M’s Andre Gordon led all scorers with 19 factors. Missouri had a few players rating in double figures: Dru Smith led the way with 15, followed by Jeremiah Tilmon with 14 points. Javon Pickett scored 12 off the bench. 

MU returns to motion on Tuesday evening in opposition to South Carolina at Mizzou Arena, the Tigers’ first dwelling recreation considering that Dec. 30. 

Here is 5 items we acquired in Missouri’s victory around Texas A&M.