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Missouri ends eight-game skid against Texas A&M

Missouri ends eight-game skid against Texas A&M

January 17th, 2012 in News

Kim English of Missouri looks for help through a sea of arms during the second half of Monday's 70-51 win over Texas A&M at Mizzou Arena.

Photo by The Associated Press /News Tribune.

COLUMBIA - In a matter of minutes, Missouri's game against Texas A&M went from a dogfight to a near knockout.

The fifth-ranked Tigers used a 28-2 run late in the first half and overcame a sluggish second half Monday to down the Aggies 70-51 at Mizzou Arena.

It was the first win for the Tigers against Texas A&M since 2004, breaking an eight-game skid.

"No doubt it was our defense," Missouri coach Frank Haith said about the run. "We started knocking balls loose. ... Like everybody else, we're fueled by scoring and our defense gets better when we're scoring a little bit."