The Missouri Tigers held off two second half runs by the Texas A&M Aggies to win 71-62. In the second half Texas A&M was able to cut the Missouri lead 34-32 early in the second half, but Missouri went on a 12-4 run to extend their lead to 10 points.
Then late in the second half Texas A&M went on a quick 8-2 run to make it a five point game with 1:22 left in the game, but just as they did earlier Missouri responded by scoring the next six points to put the game away for good. Missouri made their free throws down the stretch to keep Texas A&M from getting too close.
Missouri was led in scoring by Kim English who scored 21 points and made 3-of-6 from three-point range and he helped out on the defensive end of the floor with four steals.
The win keeps Missouri in a tie for first place in the Big 12 with the Kansas Jayhawks.
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