Missouri basketball against Texas A&M

Texas A&M freshman forward Robert Williams, right, puts a shot up past Missouri defenders during an NCAA basketball game Wednesday in College Station, Texas.

The road game losing woes continue for the Missouri men's basketball team. It has now been 1,107 days since the last road win.

Missouri (6-17, 1-10 in SEC play) was unable to duplicate Saturday's win at home over Arkansas — its first in nearly two months — and fell to Texas A&M 76-73 in College Station, Texas.

The Tigers fought against several Texas A&M runs, but could never overcome a number of missed opportunities, a 10-0 deficit to begin the game and a healthy dose of Texas A&M's Admon Glider and Robert Williams who combined to score 40 of the Aggies' points.

Down two with four minutes and 35 seconds to play, Missouri had a chance to tie or take the lead. But a crucial miscue by sophomore Jordan Geist on the inbound play resulted in the ball being thrown directly to Aggies' JC Hampton, which led to a dunk by Williams.

Missouri was unable to put its momentum together. On a 4-0 run, down by 5 in the second half, sophomore Cullen VanLeer tried to lob a pass to a cutting Jordan Barnett, but the pass sailed well above Barnett's head.

The SEC television broadcast cut to head coach Kim Anderson on the sideline, shaking his head with both hands on his hips.

Barnett had the hot hand early, scoring on three 3-pointers in the first and showed impressive hang-time on a dunk from just inside the free-throw line, after being setup beautifully by sophomore K.J. Walton and freshman Frankie Hughes.

Barnett's 23 points were a game-high and a career-high for the junior.

Missouri had its chance to take the lead down 63-62, but Kevin Puryear couldn't finish on a transition layup. The Tigers were tied at 65 for 34 seconds but were unable to stop DJ Hogg from driving to the rim for an easy layup. 

Missouri returns home to play Vanderbilt on Saturday. Tip-off is set for 2:30 p.m. at Mizzou Arena and will be televised on the SEC Network.

  • Missourian sports TA and copy editor. Previously covered Missouri men's and women's basketball and high school sports. Reach me at rpdp77@mail.missouri.edu or in the newsroom 882-5720. Twitter: @TheRonaldDavis

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