COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The University of Missouri men’s basketball team heads out for back-to-back games on the road, beginning with a Feb. 5 matchup against Texas A&M. The game will be the second meeting between the two teams this season and is scheduled for a 3 pm tip on ESPN2. Richard Cross and Carolyn Peck have the call on television, with Mike Kelly and Chris Gervino on the Tiger Radio Network.
- Mizzou has dropped its last four SEC contests by an average of less than four points, holding a lead in each of the contests.
- The Tigers’ will try to get over the hump with a more balanced scoring effort than earlier this season. Mizzou now has three players averaging double-digit scoring with Kobe Brown, Amari Davis and Jarron Coleman.
- Coleman is averaging 12.5 points and 3.75 assists per game against SEC opponents.
- DaJuan Gordon has settled in for Mizzou, with back-to-back double-digit scoring efforts, as he was just shy of a double-double against Florida. Gordon finished against the Gators with 10 points and nine rebounds.
- Gordon is shooting a team-best 43.5 percent from three in SEC play, while Amari Davis is shooting nearly 50 percent (49.1) from the floor in conference action.
- Davis is averaging 9.9 points in the SEC and has scored seven or more points in six-straight games, starting with the Jan. 15 game against Texas A&M.
- Mizzou looks to get back to its production from junior Kobe Brownas Brown averages 18.8 points and 11.1 rebounds per game in wins for Missouri this season.
- Mizzou has a top-10 strength of schedule in the country according to ESPN’s Basketball Power Index, currently ranked seventh and third in the SEC.
- Texas A&M has a 22-19 advantage in the all-time series, including the meeting between the two teams earlier this season.
- A&M is 12-6 against Mizzou in College Station, however, the Tigers went into Texas A&M last year and came away with a 68-52 victory.
- The Aggies have won 11 of the last 14 meetings between the two teams.
- In the first meeting between the two teams this season, Texas A&M pulled off a late come back with an 8-0 run to hold off Mizzou, 67-64.
- Coleman led the Tigers’ in that game with a team-high 14 points on 4-of-8 shooting, including a pair of three pointers. Trevon Brazil lead the team with four blocks.
- Mizzou shared the ball well against the Aggies, recording 16 assists.
SCOUTING TEXAS A&M
- Since their trip to Columbia, the Aggies have hit a five-game skid with losses to Kentucky, Arkansas, LSU, South Carolina and LSU.
- A&M ranks seventh nationally in steals per game (10.6) and turnovers forced per game (18.1).
- The Aggies had a new starting five against Tennessee, making it their sixth starting lineup of the 2021-22 season.
- Texas A&M opened the season 14-2, its best start since 2015-16, and defeated Mizzou as a part of an eight-game winning streak.
- In addition to the team’s high steals rate, the Aggies also rank fifth in the SEC with 14.4 assists per game.
- Quenton Jackson and Henry Coleman III are both averaging double-digit scoring efforts, with 12.9 and 10.8 points per game, respectively.
- Coleman III is fourth in the SEC in offensive rebounds per game, just ahead of Missouri’s Kobe Brown.
Mizzou is set to travel to Vanderbilt for a midweek contest, Tuesday, Feb. 8 at 8 pm CT. The game is slated for SEC Network.
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