There were a few shaky moments, but Texas A&M went 6-for-6 from the free-throw line in the final 36 seconds and held on for a 96-86 victory over No. 15 Missouri at Reed Arena.
Missouri, who trailed by as many as 26 points early in the second half, pulled to within six with 38.8 seconds left after a flurry of 3-pointers. But Josh Carter and Donald Sloan hit all six of their combined free throws after that point to help put the game away and extend the Aggies' winning streak to six games.
Sloan led five Aggies in double figures with 16 points, followed by Carter and BJ Holmes with 13 each and Bryan Davis and Nate Walkup with 12 apiece. DeMarre Carroll scored 16 of his team-high 18 points during Missouri's second-half run.
Texas A&M will be the sixth or seventh seed in the Big 12 Tournament, depending on how the rest of today's league games play out.
-- Lori Dann