Tyrece Radford, Texas A&M extend Missouri’s skid

Tyrece Radford scored 22 points as Texas A&M defeated Missouri 79-60 on Wednesday in Columbia, Mo., keeping the Tigers winless in Southeastern Conference play.

Wade Taylor IV scored 18 points, Jace Carter added 12 and Andersson Garcia had 16 rebounds and five assists for the Aggies (14-8, 5-4 SEC), who won for the fourth time in their past five games.

Texas A&M dominated inside, claiming 16 offensive rebounds and outscoring Missouri 48-26 in the paint.

Tamar Bates scored 20 points, Nick Honor posted a season-high 19 points and Noah Carter added 11 for the Tigers (8-15, 0-10), who dropped their 10th straight game. Missouri lost for the 13th time in the past 14 games.

The Tigers played without leading scorer Sean East II, who was sidelined due to a knee contusion.

After Noah Carter hit a 3-point jumper to put Missouri up 8-7, Texas A&M went on a 9-2 run with Radford scoring two baskets and making two free throws.

The Tigers surged ahead 23-22 with Honor hitting a 3-point jumper and Mabor Majak converting a three-point play on a put-back dunk.

Texas A&M responded by scoring 16 unanswered points. Jace Carter sank a 3-pointer and Henry Coleman III scored three baskets at the rim.

The Aggies built their 38-23 halftime lead by amassing a 23-14 rebounding edge, forcing eight Missouri turnovers and scoring 14 points off of those miscues.

Missouri opened the second half with a 9-2 run, capped by a steal and layup by Curt Lewis. The Tigers cut their deficit to 46-43 on Honor’s 3-pointer with 12:57 to play.

The Aggies pushed out to a 59-45 lead by scoring 10 straight points, capped by a Jace Carter three-point play, and they maintained control the rest of the way.