Texas A&M stuns Kentucky on last second shot in OT

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“This Is Our Time”, by The School of Seven Bells

Featured in their final ever album, SVIIB to be released on

Friday, February 26, 2016 via Vagrant Records.

A very raucous crowd in College Station, Texas saw quite a barn-burner early on Saturday night.  Even with Super Bowl MVP from the Denver Broncos and former A&M football player Von Miller sporting the burnt red for his Aggies, a put-back off a missed shot by Tyler Davis as time expired in overtime tightened up the SEC conference race with Texas A&M pulling out a hard-fought 79-77 win in overtime.

This game had everything, including a late technical foul by Isaac Humphries of Kentucky for slamming the ball in disgust to the court that helped give A&M the last crack in the overtime period.  What a much needed win for the Aggies after starting the conference season 7-0, then proceeded to lose five straight conference games.

It also didn’t help Kentucky’s cause having Derek Willis sprain his right ankle midway through the second half.  Not able to put any weight on the ankle, he was taken to the locker room and did not return to action.

Jamal Murray compiled four straight points to give Kentucky a brief 72-70 lead in overtime.  A three-point play by Jalen Jones gave the Aggies a 73-72 lead with less than 3 minutes left.

Humphries then converted on a pair of free throws to help Kentucky regain the lead before guard Danuel House hit two shots which put the Aggies back on top 75-74 with 1:36 left to play.

Kentucky’s all everything man this season Tyler Ulis calmly sank a jumper to give Kentucky a 76-75 edge with 1:11 remaining on the overtime clock.  A dramatic alley-oop dunk by Marcus Lee tied the score at 68 off a perfect pass by Ulis with 43.9 seconds showing.  Forward Marcus Lee subsequently blocked a layup attempt from House, then Tyler Davis fouled Lee with 31 seconds left.  However, Lee’s free throw was missed.  House missed a jumper as time ran out ending regulation time.

A key stat in this game was second-chance points as Texas A&M doubled up Kentucky in this regard 22-11.  With the win, A&M reached 20 wins for the ninth time in the last 12 seasons and reached this lofty stat for the 15th time in school history.

Both teams are 20-7 on the season, but Texas A&M is one game back of Kentucky for the SEC conference lead with A&M being 9-5 and Kentucky is 10-4.

 

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