Texas A&M falls to No. 3 Missouri 72-61

Texas A&M falls to No. 3 Missouri 72-61

Credit: AP

Texas A&M's Ray Turner, right, holds his head as he sits on the bench during the closing minutes of the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Missouri, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, in College Station, Texas. Missouri beat Texas A&M 71-62. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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by Associated Press

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Posted on February 18, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Updated Saturday, Feb 18 at 7:13 PM

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Kim English scored 21 points and Marcus Denmon had a key 3-pointer late to lift No. 3 Missouri to its seventh straight win, 71-62, over Texas A&M on Saturday.

Texas A&M cut the lead to five points on a 3-pointer by Elston Turner with 1:22 remaining. A turnover by Phil Pressey on the next play gave A&M the ball back.

David Loubeau had a chance to get A&M within 3, but he was called for an offensive foul when he knocked Steve Moore to the ground going up for the shot. Denmon’s 3 on the other end pushed the lead to 68-60 with 35 seconds left and his two free throws seconds later sealed the win for Missouri (25-2, 12-2 Big 12).

Khris Middleton had 15 points to lead A&M (13-13, 4-10) in his third game back after missing five straight with a knee injury.

 

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