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Missouri keeps NCAA hopes alive, beating Texas A&M 91-83 in double overtime at SEC tournament

  • Missouri guard Jabari Brown (32) shoots against Texas A&M forward Tavario Miller (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the second round of the Southeastern Conference men's tournament game, Thursday, March 13, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Missouri guard Jabari Brown (32) shoots against Texas A&M forward Tavario Miller (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the second round of the Southeastern Conference men's tournament game, Thursday, March 13, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)  (The Associated Press)

  • Texas A&M guard Alex Caruso (21) is fouled by Missouri guard Wes Clark (1) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the second round of the Southeastern Conference men's tournament, Thursday, March 13, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Texas A&M guard Alex Caruso (21) is fouled by Missouri guard Wes Clark (1) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the second round of the Southeastern Conference men's tournament, Thursday, March 13, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)  (The Associated Press)

  • Missouri forward Johnathan Williams, III (3) dunks the ball against Texas A&M guard Fabyon Harris (12) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the second round of the Southeastern Conference men's tournament, Thursday, March 13, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Missouri forward Johnathan Williams, III (3) dunks the ball against Texas A&M guard Fabyon Harris (12) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the second round of the Southeastern Conference men's tournament, Thursday, March 13, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)  (The Associated Press)

Jabari Brown scored 26 points, Earnest Ross added 24 and Missouri barely kept alive its hopes of an NCAA bid, beating Texas A&M 91-83 in double overtime in the second round of the Southeastern Conference tournament Thursday.

The Tigers (22-10) squandered a nine-point lead in the second half, and Texas A&M (17-15) forced another extra period when little-used senior Blake McDonald made a steal under the basket and flipped to Alex Caruso for the tying layup with 8 seconds remaining.

Missouri twice failed to get off a shot with chances to win the game in the closing seconds. It didn't matter. The Tigers finally wore down the Aggies, who had lost at Missouri 57-56 just eight days earlier.

Caruso led Texas A&M with 28 points, hitting 5 of 9 from 3-point range.