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Poor offensive night dooms Mizzou basketball against Texas A&M

Mizzou basketball could not overcome a poor shooting night to fall to Texas A&M on the road 60-49.

After the loss, the Tigers fall to 13-6 (3-3 SEC).

No Tigers finished in double figures while three Aggies finished with double-digit points. Jeremiah Tilmon fouled out with nine points and five rebounds.

Mizzou shot 22.2 percent from three and 27.8 percent from the field. Kassius Robertson and Jontay Porter combined to shoot 1-19 from the field while the Aggies held Porter scoreless for the third time of his career.

The Tigers struggled in the first half. After taking a 3-0 lead off a Jordan Barnett three in the opening minutes, the Aggies went on a 9-0 run.

In the first half, Mizzou shot just 25.9 percent from the field and just 22.2 percent from three. The Tigers trailed by as much as 10 points on the road and nine at half. Jontay Porter struggled inside against Tyler Davis shooting 0-5 from the field.

In the final seconds of the first half, a skirmish broke out involving Kassius Robertson and two Texas A&M players. The officials rules three technical fouls total.

The Tigers capitalized in the second half off the fouls to go on a 6-0 run in the opening 58 seconds to cut the lead to four. The Aggies picked up four fouls just three minutes into the half, putting them in foul trouble early.

Mizzou then took its first lead of the game after Robertson nailed a three and a basket inside by Kevin Puryear. The Tigers’ run gave Mizzou the lead, 32-31, with 15 minutes left in the second half.

The Aggies later went on a 9-0 run to retake the lead for good as Mizzou struggled down the stretch shooting under 25 percent in the final 10 minutes.

The loss marks the seventh straight defeat at the hands of the Aggies for Mizzou basketball.

Mizzou next returns home to play Auburn Wednesday, Jan. 24 starting at 8 p.m.

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