They’re getting closer. The 21st ranked Missouri Tigers had a chance to seal their first road win of the season, but lost 70-68 at Texas A & M. A late turnover by Phil Pressey, (16th of the night for the team), gave A & M one more chance and Fabyon Harris took advantage.
After Alex Oriakhi, who led Mizzou with 15 points, came up with a steal from Harris, the Tigers had a chance to secure the victory, up 68-67 with :53 to play. Pressey gave the ball right back and Harris hit a three pointer with 12 second left, giving A & M the win. Keion Bell’s last attempt with two seconds left was blocked in the lane as he was swarmed by three Aggies.
Harris had 17 points to help Texas A&M (14-8, 4-5 Southeastern Conference). The loss dropped the Tigers (16-6, 5-4) to 0-5 in true road games. They have won three games at neutral sites this season.
Mizzou had to battle once again after getting off to a slow start. The Tigers were down 13 in the first half and cut the lead to six at the break. A & M quickly shot the lead back up to double digits and led by 14 with 16 minutes to play.
The Tigers grabbed their first and only lead with less than a minute to go when Laurence Bowers hit a wide open three-pointer to put Mizzou up a point with under one minute to play. Missouri used an 11-1 run to tie it at 63-63 with just about two minutes left.
“We just haven’t been able to do it,” Missouri coach Frank Haith said. “We’ve got to get better at that. It’s something we’ve got to get accomplished, but we’ve got a couple more road games and we’ve got to finish off some road games.”