Texas A&M Basketball Hopes to Begin Homestand With Win versus Missouri

The Tigers roll into town tonight to take on Texas A&M basketball; can the Aggies string together two wins?

Jan 20, 2024; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA;  Texas A&M Aggies guard Tyrece Radford (23) dribbles
Jan 20, 2024; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA; Texas A&M Aggies guard Tyrece Radford (23) dribbles / Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports
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Texas A&M Basketball Begins Homestand vs. Missouri; Can Aggies Begin a Win Streak?

Texas A&M basketball hosts Missouri tonight in their first game back at Reed Arena since they defeated Kentucky ten days ago. They split a pair of road games in that time, falling to Arkansas in a buzzer-beater situation, and taking control against LSU in the second half en route to a four-point victory.

The Aggies haven't won back to back games against Power 5 competition since they won three straight versus Ohio State, SMU, and Penn State near the beginning of the season. They hope to turn those fortunes around in tonight’s game against the Tigers. 

The good news is that this is a team against which getting a needed home win seems promising. After a great 2022-2023 season, the Tigers have regressed this year. 

Mizzou currently stands at 8-10, with an ugly loss to Jackson State marring their record. They are currently riding a five-game losing streak to start conference play, losing to Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina (in OT), Alabama, and Florida. 

The Tigers have fallen all the way to 127th in the NET ratings, while the Aggies have slowly climbed up to the ladder to 39th. That means this should be a relative mismatch in favor of Texas A&M basketball, but we’ve seen the team put out some pretty inexplicable duds at times, especially when it comes to the opening minutes of the game.

Against LSU, the Aggies fell behind 9-0 before they got things going. Against Arkansas, they sleepwalked to a 20-point deficit before tightening up the defense and almost pulling off the comeback. If there’s one area that this Texas A&M basketball team could improve (besides shooting and defending the three-pointer), it’s coming out of the gate with some intensity and purpose.

The Tigers and Aggies will tip off at 8 PM local time in Reed Arena. BTHOmizzou!

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