BRANSON MO NEWS: Last week, in the depths of The Pavilion arena at Ole Miss after Missouri’s 75-69 win, junior guard Jordan Geist spoke about teammate Kassius Robertson.“He’s been huge,” Geist said. “That’s our guy — our go-to guy — and the guy we want the ball in his hands when we need a bucket.”On Monday, Robertson earned the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week honor for the second-straight week. He became the first player to win the award twice in the 2017-18 season.
Against Mississippi State on Saturday, the graduate senior scored a team-high 22 points. Last week as a whole, Robertson, who became the eighth Tiger to win the award since Missouri joined the SEC, averaged 24.5 points per game.To beat Texas A&M (17-8, 6-6 SEC) on Tuesday, a team coming off of four-straight wins (including those against No. 10 Auburn and Kentucky), Robertson will need to continue that production for Missouri (17-8, 7-5).That production will both have to come against a team that held Robertson to his worst game thus far in conference play, but also one with depleted guard depth.This past week, Texas A&M senior guard Duane Wilson was ruled out for the season with a partially torn ACL. The Aggies also dismissed and indefinitely suspended guards J.J. Caldwell and Jay Jay Chandler, respectively, for violations of team policy.Wilson was averaging nine points per game for the Aggies, while Chandler and Caldwell were averaging four points and three points per game, respectively. The losses leave Texas A&M with junior guard Admon Gilder (11.8 points per game) and freshman guard T.J. Starks (7.9 points per game), two very capable talents that have put pressure on Missouri.On Jan. 20, Texas A&M limited Missouri to a season-low points total, winning 60-49 in College Station, …
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