Texas A&M beats No. 15 Missouri 96-86

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Donald Sloan scored 16 points and Texas A&M fought off a late rally by No. 15 Missouri for its fifth straight victory, 96-86 on Saturday.

The Aggies (23-8, 9-7 Big 12) built an early lead and were up by 26 points with about 16 minutes remaining. But Missouri (25-6, 12-4) went on two separate runs to whittle the lead. The second one was an 11-4 stretch that made it 81-71 with about 5 minutes left.

DeMarre Carroll cut the lead to seven points twice after that, but Sloan answered with a dunk on a fast break to push the lead to 90-81 with 32 seconds left.

The Aggies made six free throws in the final seconds to secure the win.

Carroll led Missouri with 18 points and Zaire Taylor added 17.

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