Aggie men to face Mizzou on Saturday

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COLLEGE STATION -- Aggie Basketball Game #22:
Texas A&M (8-13, 1-8 SEC) at Missouri (11-10, 2-7 SEC)
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 • 5:00 p.m. (CT)
Mizzou Arena (15,061) • Columbia, Missouri

Mike Morgan, Play-by-Play
Pat Bradley, Commentary

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John Thornton, Commentary

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The Texas A&M men's basketball team will close out the week on the road, traveling to Missouri looking to avenge the loss from earlier this season. The Aggies look to get back on track against the Tigers after coming up short at Ole Miss on Wednesday. A&M saw success from three and on the defensive end, with a pair of Aggies scoring 20-plus points, but was unable to close the game out. Missouri is in search of its third straight win in the series and also working to get back in the win column after falling, 72-60, at Tennessee earlier in the week.

Texas A&M Quick Hits
• Wendell Mitchell led the Aggies with 23 points at Ole Miss, surpassing the 20-point mark for the third time in five games.
• Mitchell leads the team with 32 steals on the year and is the only Aggie to tally double figures in the category in SEC play (18).
• Josh Nebo recorded his third double-double of the season, second in the last three games, after finishing with 14 points and 10 rebounds at Ole Miss.
• Nebo's 52 blocks on the year are more than double any other Aggie's total and good for second in the SEC (2.5), 12th in the nation.
• Brandon Mahan went 6-for-7 from three at Ole Miss, matching his season high with 20 points in the game. He's shooting 90.9-percent from three over the last two games (10-11).
• A&M recorded a pair of season highs at Ole Miss, shooting 47.8-percent (11-23) from three, and tallying 12 steals as a team.
• The Aggies knocked down a season-best 12 threes against Tennessee, as Mahan went 4-4 from range and Mitchell also added four.
• The Aggies drained 12 threes against Tennessee and 11 in the following game at Ole Miss, reaching double figures in back-to-back games for the first time.

Series Info
• Saturday will be the 37th meeting between the Aggies and Tigers as well as their 14th as members of the SEC. The series is tied at 18 win apiece.
• Notably, Missouri lists the all-time series as 18-16 in favor of Texas A&M as the school was forced to vacate all of its wins (including two over the Aggies) during the 2013-14 season.
• This is the second meeting between the two teams this season after Missouri claimed the first in College Station ... Looking to avenge the loss, the Aggies hold the slight, 5-4, edge at Mizzou Arena.
• Texas A&M snapped a seven-game win streak against the Tigers in the second meeting last season, as the Aggies fell 62-58 in Columbia on Feb. 13 ... TJ Starks and Admon Gilder led A&M in that game with 14 points apiece.
• Earlier last season, on Jan. 20, the Aggies defeated Mizzou 60-49 inside Reed Arena. Tonny Trocha-Morelos led the way with a game-high 14 points while Tyler Davis posted a double-double.

Back-To-Back From Beyond The Arc
• The Aggies knocked down double-digit threes in back-to-back games for the first time this season after hitting a season-high 12 against Tennessee, and tallying 11 the next time out at Ole Miss.
• Sophomore Brandon Mahan helped lead the charge, shooting 90.0-percent from beyond the arc through the two games (10-11).
• A&M also shot a season-best 47.8-percent from range against the Rebels (11-23).

Two For 20
• Two Aggies reached the 20-point mark in the same game for the fourth time this season as sophomore Brandon Mahan and junior Wendell Mitchell added 20 and 23 points, respectively at Ole Miss.
• Mahan went 6-of-7 from beyond the arc to match his season best against the Rebels, while Mitchell put together a complete game to lead the Aggies for the sixth time this season.
• Against then-No. 14 Auburn, sophomore Savion Flagg knocked down a career-high four threes to reach 20-plus points for the fourth time this season, while Mitchell went off for 16 of his 22 in the first half, and finished 9-of-10 from the free throw line against the Tigers.
• A&M started conference play seeing two Aggies score 20-plus points in the same game for the second time this season, as Flagg and classmate TJ Starks led the team in the opener.
• Flagg recorded his second double-double of the season, finishing with 20 points and 15 boards, while Starks matched his career high with 23 points, 17 coming in the second half.
• The first time two Aggies put up 20 points in the same game was when Brandon Mahan and Christian Mekowulu set season highs with 20 points apiece in the win over Valpo.
• Mahan knocked down four of his seven attempts from beyond the arc in the game, while Mekowulu went 8-for-9 from the field.