University of Missouri

Missouri-Texas A&M men’s basketball preview

Missouri at Texas A&M

P

No.

Missouri

Ht.

Yr.

PPG

F

3

Johnathan Williams III

6-9

So.

12.7

F

23

Jakeenan Gant

6-8

Fr.

6.4

G

12

Namon Wright

6-5

Fr.

5.8

G

14

Keith Shamburger

5-11

Sr.

8.8

G

15

Wes Clark

6-0

So.

9.2

P

No.

Texas A&M

Ht.

Yr.

PPG

F

14

Kourtney Roberson

6-9

Sr.

8.3

G

5

Jordan Green

6-5

Sr.

5.9

G

12

Jalen Jones

6-7

Jr.

13.8

G

21

Alex Caruso

6-5

Jr.

8.8

G

23

Danuel House

6-7

Jr.

13.5

▪ WHEN/WHERE: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Reed Arena in College Station, Texas

▪ TV/RADIO: SEC Network; KMBZ (980 AM)

▪ ABOUT MISSOURI (7-10, 1-3 SEC): Missouri is riding its second three-game losing skid of the season. The Tigers also are riding an eight-game road losing streak, including the last seven regular-season conference road games. Missouri struggled offensively against Tennessee’s zone Saturday in a 59-51 loss and will see more zone against a deliberate A&M squad that allows only 62.6 points per game. The Tigers, who have averaged 22.3 three-point tries in SEC play, have to be more patient on offense and try to work the ball inside to Williams.

▪ ABOUT TEXAS A&M (11-5, 2-2 SEC): The Aggies opened SEC play with a 21-point loss at Alabama and then pushed No. 1 Kentucky to double overtime in a 70-64 loss, but coach Billy Kennedy’s squad bounced back with wins against Mississippi State and at LSU. A&M’s opponents only shoot 29.9 percent from three-point range, but the Aggies shoot barely 33 percent from long range. Caruso, who has 90 assists and only 42 turnovers on the season, is the engine for the Aggies, who don’t have much firepower off the bench.

| Tod Palmer, tpalmer@kcstar.com

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