No. 5 Missouri Beats Texas A&M

4 years 10 months 2 weeks ago January 16, 2012 Jan 16, 2012 Monday, January 16 2012 Monday, January 16, 2012 9:57:12 PM CST in Tiger Talk
By: Associated Press

COLUMBIA (AP) -- Reserve Michael Dixon scored 18 points and helped spark a 17-0 first-half run as No. 5 Missouri beat Texas A&M 70-51 on Monday, snapping an eight-game losing streak to the Aggies.

The Tigers (17-1, 4-1 Big 12) started the game by making only five of their first 14 shots from the field against the conference's best scoring defense. But Dixon's 3-pointer with 7:22 remaining in the first half started the 17-0 run that gave Missouri a 31-17 lead.

Elston Turner hit a free throw to end the Aggies' 6:32 scoreless drought.

Turner and Khris Middleton both had 13 points for Texas A&M (10-7, 1-4), which scored the first seven points of in the second half to get within 42-30. The Aggies got within 10 points three times, but could get no closer.

Missouri's last win over Texas A&M had been in the 2004 Big 12 tournament.

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