Tyrece Radford scored 16 points and dished out six assists to lead Texas A&M past No. 20 Missouri 82-64 Wednesday in College Station, Texas.
Dexter Dennis had 13 points and 12 rebounds and Henry Coleman III had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Aggies (11-5, 3-0 Southeastern Conference).
Wade Taylor IV scored 14 points, Hayden Hefner had 12 and Julius Marble added 11 as Texas A&M won its fifth straight game.
Kobe Brown led Missouri (13-3, 2-2) with 12 points. D’Moi Hodge scored 10 points before fouling out and DeAndre Gholston added 10.
Texas A&M outrebounded Missouri 42-25 and shot 53.3 percent from the floor.
The Tigers missed 24 of 31 shots from 3-point range and shot just 35.6 percent overall.
Brown scored the first six points for the Tigers and 10 of their first 12 to get them into the game. But he was limited to 10 minutes in the half due to foul trouble.
Dennis hit a pair of 3-point jumpers to get the Aggies going. They grabbed six offensive rebounds during the first 10 minutes of the game to overcome their cold start.
Then they heated up with 11 unanswered points to pull out to a 24-14 lead. Coleman threw down two dunks during that span and Hefner scored five points coming off the bench.
Texas A&M kept attacking the basket against the smaller Tigers to push its lead to 34-16. Radford kept the Aggies rolling with a traditional 3-point play, a driving layup and free throws earned by attacking the rim.
The Aggies closed out the first half with a 43-25 lead, the opened the second half with Taylor’s 3-point jumper to move 21 points ahead.
The Tigers countered with a 21-4 run – capped by two 3-pointers by Hodge — with 10:20 left to cut their deficit to 50-46.
Marble stabilized the Aggies with a traditional 3-point play. After that momentum shift, Texas A&M pushed its lead back to 65-49 with Taylor scoring eight points.
And Missouri never threatened again.
–Field Level Media