National Basketball Association
Texas A&M 60, Missouri 43
When: 7:00 PM ET, Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Where: Mizzou Arena, Columbia, Missouri
# Karl Hess, # Keith Kimbell, # Kipp Kissinger
Texas A&M's Tonny Trocha-Morelos scored a game-high 18 points and J.C. Hampton added 13 against cold-shooting Missouri in the Aggies' 60-43 victory on Tuesday night at Columbia, Mo.
The Tigers (7-22, 2-15 SEC) shot only 24.6 percent from the field (14 of 57), including 24.1 percent (7 of 29) from 3-point range and 50 percent (8 of 16) from the free-throw line.
Texas A&M (16-13, 8-9) swept the regular-season series from Missouri. The Aggies won 76-73 on Feb. 8 in College Station, Texas.
The lack of scoring was exemplified by the fact that Trocha-Morelos was the only player in double figures (with 14 points at the time) until 6:59 remained in regulation when Hampton made a jumper to reach 10 points.
Missouri did not have a double-digit scorer until Terrence Phillips made a 3-pointer with 1:59 left, giving him 12 points at that time.
The Tigers went without a field goal from when 7:31 remaining (when Phillips made a 3-pointer) until Phillips hit a jumper with 3:01 left. Texas A&M built a 53-37 lead at that point.
Phillips had 13 of his 15 points in the second half while making 5 of 9 shots from the field. His teammates combined for only 10 points on 4-of-21 shooting in the half.
Missouri made only 18.5 percent of its shots from the field and 14.3 percent from 3-point range in the first half as it trailed 28-18 at halftime.
Trocha-Morelos and Admon Gilder nearly outscored the Tigers in the half, combining for 15 points.
The Aggies built their lead to 33-19 with 18:33 left in regulation on a 3-pointer by Trocha-Morelos.
A 3-pointer by Jordan Barnett capped a 7-1 Missouri run that cut the lead to 34-26 with 14:41 remaining. The Tigers proceeded to miss three shots on consecutive possessions and the Aggies built their lead to 39-26 after a layup by Tyler Davis with 11:58 remaining.
Davis contributed eight points and 11 rebounds for the Aggies.
The Tigers, who have lost five consecutive games, did not draw closer than 10 points afterward.
Top Game Performances
Tonny Trocha-Morelos 18
Terrence Phillips 15
Chase Carlton 3
Jordan Geist 4
Tyler Davis 11
Frankie Hughes 6
Tonny Trocha-Morelos 3
||Free Throws Made
Terrence Phillips 2
Admon Gilder 3
Frankie Hughes 2
Tonny Trocha-Morelos 3
Kevin Puryear 2
Team Stats Summary