Slow second half dooms Tigers

Saturday, January 10, 2009 | 8:13 p.m. CST; updated 10:05 p.m. CST, Saturday, January 10, 2009

COLUMBIA — The stage seemed to be set for a dramatic come-from-behind victory for the Missouri women's basketball team. The Tigers (9-5, 0-1) outplayed No.3-ranked Texas A&M (13-1, 1-0) for the majority of Saturday night's game at Mizzou Arena. But in the end, a sluggish second half start that allowed the Aggies to open up a 17-point lead proved to be too much for Missouri to overcome.