Texas A&M coach Mark Turgeon wanted to enjoy the moment Saturday.
The Aggies fourth-year coach had every reason to feel good about the direction of his 13-ranked team that came back from a big deficit, took a nice lead only to lose it in the second half and then somehow came away with a thrilling 91-89 overtime win over No.12 Missouri on Saturday afternoon at Reed Arena. Heck, Turgeon even called it a hugger, describing the emotion of the post-game locker room.
But the coach in him wouldn't allow Turgeon to enjoy this one for long, even if it extended his team's winning streak to 13 straight and moved their record to 16-1, 3-0 (Big 12) for the program's best start since the 1919-20 season. The 11,005 in Reed Arena hadn't completely cleared out and Turgeon was already looking ahead and dreading what is on the horizon.