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Texas A&M Women's Basketball

Texas A&M has its seven game win streak snapped, fall to Missouri 70-65 in OT

February 7, 2019
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The No. 18 Texas A&M women’s basketball team had its seven-game winning streak snapped in a heartbreaking 70-65 overtime loss to the Mizzou Tigers Thursday night in Columbia, Missouri.

With their seventh straight home win on the line, the Tigers came out victorious after their best game of the season. Texas A&M (18-5, 7-3 SEC) had its seven-game winning streak snapped in a contest that challenged their ability to share the basketball, put up points in the paint, and avoid momentum swings.

The Tigers (17-7, 6-4) got off to a hot start spearheaded by Sophie Cunningham, who was on fire with ten points in the first period. Mizzou opened the game on a 13-4 run, but the Tigers struggled to maintain control of the game as the Aggies dominated the floor for the remainder of the first half.

Sophomore guard Chennedy Carter had a slow start, but she began to heat up as the second period progressed, and Cunningham was silenced by Carter’s 20 first half points. Missouri’s leading scorer was put on the backburner and only attempted one field goal in a stretch of 27 minutes.

By halftime, the Aggies trailed by two, and Carter picked up right where she left off after intermission. Last year’s National Freshman of the Year helped her team outscore the Tigers by nine in the third period, but with 13 minutes left in regulation, the star point-guard had gone ice cold.

After missing a game-winning shot with five seconds on the clock, Kayla Wells sent the game to overtime where Texas A&M’s scoring ability was just above zero.

Carter missed her last 11 shots of the game and was one of five Aggies who remained in foul trouble. After missing a game-winning shot with five seconds on the clock, Kayla Wells sent the game to overtime where Texas A&M’s scoring ability was just above zero.

Missouri solidified their lead in the final stretch with a 3-pointer by Lauren Aldridge with 4:07 left in overtime. The Aggies couldn’t find a way to score until 17 seconds remained in the extra period, and the Tigers put the game away on two free-throws in the final seconds.

Despite an icy fourth period, Carter scored 29 points, Kayla Wells had 18, and Ciera Johnson tallied 10 to lead the Aggies. N’dea Jones added a team-high 12 rebounds and a career-high five blocks. Carter marked her sixth straight 20-point game to become the fourth player in Texas A&M history with 30 consecutive games scoring at least 10 points.

Texas A&M shot 31% from the field, including 5-19 from deep, and shot 82% from the charity stripe, but the Aggies only logged eight assists in the entire game, ending the school’s longest winning streak in SEC play since 2013.

The Aggies return home to host LSU in the annual BTHO Breast Cancer game on Thursday, February 14 at 6:30 p.m.


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