Missouri started slow in this quarterfinals matchup, going down by double digits nine minutes into the game. The Aggies kept control throughout the first half as the Tigers continued their poor shooting. Missouri shot just 29-percent from the field in the first half (8-for-28).
The Tigers have forced 10 Aggie turnovers on eight steals but have done little on the other end, scoring just seven points off turnovers. Texas A&M is outrebounding the Tigers 19 to nine and also have eight more assists than Missouri.
The story is also one-sided from beyond the arc. The Aggies are 5-for-11 from deep while the Tigers are 1-for-6.
Not one Tiger has reached double digits, with Marcus Denmon leading Missouri with eight points. As for Texas A&M, forward David Loubeau leads all scorers at 16 points and guard B.J. Holmes has 15 points.
Missouri trails 46-33 as we await the start of the second half inside the Sprint Center.