Aggies fall to Baylor 116-110 in 5 OTs

No 18 Texas A&M and No 25 Baylor were tied at 99 through 4 overtimes, before Baylor prevailed in the 5th overtime to win 116-110 in the longest game in A&M and Big 12 history. Curtis Jerrells had 36 points, including 11 in the fifth overtime, to lead Baylor.

No 18 Texas A&M and No 25 Baylor were tied at 99 through 4 overtimes, before Baylor prevailed in the 5th overtime to win 116-110 in the longest game in A&M and Big 12 history. Curtis Jerrells had 36 points, including 11 in the fifth overtime, to lead Baylor.

Baylor (16-2, 4-0 Big 12) won its fifth in a row and first since entering the rankings for the first time since 1969 on Monday. It broke a 15-game home winning streak for Texas A&M (15-4, 1-3 Big 12) and is the Aggies' third straight loss.

Texas A&M got a fast start, opening a 14-point lead, 22-8, at 10:44 in the first half.

Baylor came back to tie the game, 27-27, with 3:17 left in the first half, before the Aggies opened a 35-29 halftime lead.

Baylor went on a 9-2 run to start the second half, taking a 38-37 lead at the 17:31 mark.

Baylor took their biggest lead of the game, 60-51, with 5:12 left in the second half.

A layup by Bryan Davis pulled the Aggies to within two, 64-62, with 52 seconds left in regulation.

Curtis Jerrells missed a 3-point jumper with 14 seconds left that would have iced the game for Baylor, and Joseph Jones pulled down the rebound for the Aggies.

After a full timeout by A&M and 30-second timeout by Baylor, Donald Sloan got free inside for a dunk to tie the game 64-64 with 3 seconds on the clock to send the game to overtime.

The Aggies took a 4-point lead 71-67 on a layup by Dominique Kirk with 1:22 left in the first overtime. Kevin Rogers free throw with 14 seconds left in the first overtime gave Baylor a 74-72 lead.

With 5 seconds left in the first overtime, Dominique Kirk missed a 3-point jumper, but followed it up with an offensive rebound and made a 2-point tip shot with 1 second remaining to tie the game 76-76 and send it into a second overtime.

It was a low scoring second overtime. Bryan Davis tied the game up 80-80 on a layup with two minutes left in the second overtime. Both teams missed shots and Donald Sloan missed a layup with 3 seconds left in the second overtime, sending the game to a third overtime.

In the third overtime, two free throws by DeAndre Jordan gave the Aggies an 87-82 lead with 2:27 left. Donald Sloan made a free throw with 17 seconds left in the third overtime to give the Aggies 90-88 lead. Baylor's Curtis Jerrells made a layup with 10 seconds left to tie the game 90-90. Donald Sloan missed a 3-point attempt at the buzzer, sending the game to a fourth overtime.

LaceDarius Dunn hit a 3-pointer to give Baylor a 93-90 lead with 4:32 left in the fourth overtime.After towo Derrick Roland free throws, A&M took a 94-93 lead on a Bryan Davis tip in at at the 3:31 mark. Baylor took a 99-96 lead on a Demond Carter 2-point jumper with 1:06 left in the fourth overtime. After a Donald Sloan free throw, Bryan Davis made a layup to tie the game 99-99 with 9 seconds left in the fourth overtime. Curtis Jerrells missed a 3-point jumper at the buzzer, sending the game to a fifth overtime.

A Derrick Roland layup gave A&M a 103-101 lead with 3:46 left in the fifth overtime. Five straight points by Curtis Jerrells gave Baylor a 106-103 lead at the 2:15 mark. After a Dominique Kirk layup pulled the Aggies to within one, a Curtis Jerrells layup and two free throws by Aaron Bruce gave Baylor a 5-point lead, 110-105, with 37 seconds left in the fifth overtime. The Aggies pulled within three, 110-107, on a layup by Bryan Davis with 26 seconds left, but free throws by Curtis Jerrells LaceDarius Dunn gave Baylor a 114-107 lead with 16 seconds left. B.J. Holmes hit a 3-pointer to pull A&M within four, but Curtis Jerrells hits two free throws to seal a 5-OT 116-110 Baylor win over Texas A&M.

Eight players fouled out in this 5-OT encounter, five for Baylor and three for Texas A&M.

Curtis Jerrells led Baylor with 36 points and 8 assists. Kevin Rogers had 19 points and 18 rebounds before fouling out. Aaron Bruce had 20 points and 7 rebounds.

Bryan Davis had an outstanding game for Texas A&M, with 30 points and 14 rebounds. Donald Sloan had 18 points and 7 rebounds before fouling out and Josh Carter had 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Texas A&M will now attempt to recover from this tough loss as they return to the road to face Oklahoma State on Saturday afternoon in a nationally televised Big 12 matchup.


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