The Missouri Tigers blew a second half lead of ten points to lose to Texas A&M 54-51 at Mizzou Arena. A large part of the Aggies’ comeback was sophomore Dominique Kirk, who scored eight points in the final ten minutes. The Tigers held a 47-37 lead before their offense dried up. They scored just four points over the final 11:40 of the game, hitting 2-of-16 shots from the field. They were 0-for-9 from behind the arc in the second half.
Despite their poor play in the second half, MU still had a chance to win the game, when Marshall Brown rebounded Chris Walker’s miss on the front end of a one-and-one with four seconds to go. After a timeout, Thomas Gardner attempted a three pointer with one second remaining, which hit the front of the rim.
Gardner led the team with 21 points, but scored just two in the second half. Jimmy McKinney had 14, but was off from the floor, hitting just 4-of-12 field goals. No other Tiger had more than six points. MU had eight assists compared to 14 turnovers.
Acie Law led A&M with 15, while Kirk added 11.
With the loss, MU fell to 11-13 on the season and 4-9 in the Big 12, while Texas A&M improved to 17-7 and 7-6.