Baylor edges Aggies 72-68

Texas A&M and Baylor faced off in a Big 12 grudge match on Saturday night in Waco in what was a battle to preserve slim hopes of an at large NCAA tourney invitation. A second half comeback by Texas A&M fell just short as the Aggies dropped their third in a row, edged out 72-68 by Baylor.

Texas A&M and Baylor faced off in a Big 12 grudge matchup on Saturday night in Waco in what was a battle to preserve slim hopes of an at large NCAA tourney invitation.

A second half comeback by Texas A&M fell just short as the Aggies dropped their third in a row, edged out 72-68 by Baylor.

Josh Carter made two free throws with 14:40 left in the first half to give the Aggies their last lead of the game 14-13.

Baylor went on a 13-3 run over the next five minutes to open up a 26-17 lead.

Baylor moved on to open up a 12-point halftime lead, 40-28.

Texas A&M came back to pull with one, 50-49, on a two-point jumper by Derrick Roland at the 12:37 mark in the second half.

That was as close as the Aggies would come.

A three-point jumper by Anthony Jones pushed the Baylor lead back out to 10, 66-56, with 6:16 left in the game.

With 44 seconds left in the game, Donald Sloan nailed a three-point jumper to pull the Aggies to within two, 70-68.

After an A&M timeout, Baylor ran the clock down and Curtis Jerrells made a two-point jumper with 11 seconds left to give Baylor a 72-68 lead.

Donald Sloan missed a three-point attempt with 4 seconds left that could have pulled the Aggies to within one and Baylor ran out the clock to preserve the win.

Baylor had four players in double figures with guards Curtis Jerrells and Tweety Carter each scoring 14 points, as the Bears shot 56% from the field.

Josh Carter led the Aggies with 20 points, with Bryan Davis, Derrick Roland, and Donald Sloan each scoring 13.

The Aggies led Baylor in rebounding 32-19, led by Bryan Davis' 9 boards, and shot 18 of 24 from the free throuw line, but was let down by their 41% field goal shooting.

Texas A&M (17-8, 3-7 Big 12) will attempt to quickly regroup as they host arch-rival Texas on Monday night..

 


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