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Down Goes Mizzou: Texas A&M Tops Tigers In OT, 91-89

The Missouri Tigers have lost two of their last three. Saturday's loss to the Texas A&M Aggies came in overtime but Mizzou couldn't pull it out in the end. The Aggies beat the Tigers, 91-89. 

The story of the day goes to Texas A&M's Khris Middleton who put up 28 points including a whopping 11 in overtime leading the Aggies to victory. He was a killer in overtime and the Tigers didn't figure out an answer for him in the extra period.

"Before overtime I told him: 'Just take over the game,"' Texas A&M coach Mark Turgeon said. "He took over."    

On Mizzou's side, Ricardo Ratliffe had a big game with 19 points on 9-of-11 shooting and nine boards. Marcus Denmon ended with 19 points, Phil Pressey added 16 and Kim English ended up with 10. The Tigers had a solid day offensively but ultimately couldn't stop Texas A&M.

Pressey took the final shot of regulation before overtime and I think you could make an argument that it was a foul -- how often do those get called? -- and Mizzou head coach Mike Anderson agreed it was a foul.

"Foul, big-time foul," he said when asked about the play. "I think the 11,000 in this audience witnessed it, but the ones that should have seen it didn't see it."    

Mizzou was the underdog heading into the game but there was some thought they would bounce back after a loss to Colorado last week. The Tigers have now lost two in a row -- both Big 12 games -- and stand 1-2 in the conference. They're 15-3 on the year.

Mizzou will be fine the rest of the year -- 15-3 isn't bad -- but after two losses in a row you start to ask a few more questions. I've seen Ratliffe and Denmon play well pretty consistently on the year so I don't think Missouri's entering a meltdown mode or anything. It's just a tough stretch at the moment.

Missouri's looking to avoid three in a row on Monday when they host Kansas State.