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Posted Mar 15, 2013
Alex Oriakhi scored 13 points and pulled down 10 rebounds Thursday night as No. 6 seed Missouri defeated cold-shooting No. 11 seed Texas A&M 62-50 in the second round of the Southeastern Conference tournament.
scored 13 points and pulled down 10 rebounds Thursday night as No. 6 seed
defeated cold-shooting No. 11 seed
62-50 in the second round of the Southeastern Conference tournament.
Texas A&M (18-15) shot a season-low 24.1 percent (14 of 58) in the first SEC tournament confrontation between these two former Big 12 rivals. Missouri (23-9) led from start to finish and earned a quarterfinal match-up with No. 3 seed Mississippi (23-8).
, Jabari Brown and
had 10 points each as Missouri benefited from the balanced scoring that has sparked the Tigers' success all season. Missouri is the only major-conference team that has six players with scoring averages in double figures.
led Texas A&M with 15 points.
Texas A&M had ranked fourth in the SEC in field-goal percentage (.447) during the regular season, but the Aggies had all kinds of trouble scoring Thursday with star guard
Turner broke the pinkie finger in his left hand March 6 in Texas A&M's 68-57 loss to
and sat out the Aggies' regular-season finale. Turner returned to action Wednesday and scored 22 points in a 71-62 victory over
, but he wasn't nearly as effective against Missouri.
The 6-foot-5 senior shot 3 of 17 and scored seven points, only the third time all season he had been held to single digits.
Texas A&M's shooting woes Thursday started immediately.
The Aggies shot 4 of 10 from 3-point range in the first half, but they made just two of their 16 attempts from inside the arc. Turner delivered a fadeaway jumper and a lay-in off the glass in the first 3 1/2 minutes of the game, but Texas A&M wouldn't convert another two-point basket until 17:10 remained in the game.
While Harris and Turner teamed up to shoot 6 of 14 in the first half, the rest of the Aggies were a combined 0 for 12.
Although Texas A&M continued misfiring in the second half, the Aggies stayed within striking distance for a while and only trailed 30-23 after
scored with 17:10 left.
But that's as close as they would get.
Missouri then went on a 15-3 run to put the game away. During that spurt, Texas A&M went over seven minutes without a basket.
The Tigers led by as many as 21 points until Texas A&M went on a late run after both teams had emptied their benches.
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