COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Khris Middleton scored 28 points, including 11 in overtime, and No. 14 Texas A&M beat 15th-ranked Missouri 91-89 on Saturday for its 13th straight win.
The Aggies (16-1, 3-0 Big 12) trailed by one before Middleton swiped the ball from Marcus Denmon and converted a layup with 34 seconds remaining. Missouri had a chance to go in front again but had another costly turnover.
Middleton made three free throws to extend the lead to 91-87, and Missouri’s Laurence Bowers had a tip-in at the buzzer for the final margin.
The Tigers (15-3, 1-2) were ahead 87-85 after a 3-pointer by Denmon with about 90 seconds left in OT. B.J. Holmes made one of two free throws before Middleton’s bucket.
Middleton sunk a pair of free throws with 10 seconds left in regulation, his first points of the second half, to tie it at 77-all. The Tigers had a chance for the win, but Phil Pressey missed a jumper in the lane to send it to overtime.
The Tigers got 19 apiece from Denmon and Ricardo Ratliffe in their seventh straight loss to Texas A&M.
It was the first overtime game for the Aggies at home since they lost a 116-110 five overtime contest to Baylor in 2008.
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