The Missouri Tigers won their seventh in a row and improved to 7-0 in the state of Texas on Saturday with a 71-62 win over Texas A&M. Mizzou is now 25-2 on the year under new head coach Frank Haith. The Tigers jumped out to a seven-point halftime lead and had too much offensive firepower in the second half for the Aggies.
Kim English led Mizzou with 21 points, hitting three three-pointers and going six of eight from the free-throw line. English was able to consistently penetrate and get into the lane and get to the line. Haith's four-guard attack was at it once again as Phil Pressey, Marcus Denmon, and Mike Dixon all scored in double figures in support of English. Dixon was very impressive off the bench, scoring 15 points and dishing six assists. Denmon and Pressey had 14 and 13 points, respectively. Led by their dominant guards, the Tigers shot 56 percent from the floor but committed 14 turnovers which kept A&M in it throughout.
Kris Middleton, who has been injured for much of the season, led the Aggies with 15 points while Jordan Green added 14. But this game was all about Mizzou's English, who scored his 21 on just 10 shots while grabbing six boards and four steals. He was all over the floor leading the Tigers to momentary sole possession of first place in the Big 12. Mizzou now hosts Kansas State on Tuesday night looking to avenge one of their two losses this season.
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