Texas A&M faced Oklahoma State in Stillwater on Wednesday night. The Aggies fought back to tie the game at the half, 26-26, before Oklahoma State pulled away in the second half for a 76-69 win. Oklahoma State was led by Obi Muonelo with 24 points, James Anderson with 19 points, and Marshall Moses with 11 rebounds. Aggie guard Donald Sloan led all scorers with 27 points.
The Aggies got off to a slow start, with Oklahoma State opening up a 13-2 lead in the first seven minutes of play.
Oklahoma State still held a 10-point lead, 20-10, at the 6:30 mark in the first half when the Aggies began to mount a comeback.
B.J. Holmes hit a 2-point jumper with 2:17 to go in the half to tie the game, 24-24, and the game remained tied at the half, 26-26.
A Bryan Davis layup and two free throws by Donald Sloan gave the Aggies a 30-26 lead early in the second half.
Oklahoma State regained the lead, 32-20, on a 3-pointer by James Anderson at the 16:50 mark.
Two more Donald Sloan free throws tied the game, 43-43, with 11:11 on the clock.
Oklahoma State went on an 11-4 run to open up a 54-47 lead with 8:36 left in the game.
Over the next four minutes of play, Oklahoma State extended their lead to twelve, 64-52.
The Aggies fought back to pull within six, 64-58, with 2:52 remaining, before Oklahoma State used a 8-2 run to regain a twelve point lead, 72-60, with just over a minute to play.
From there Oklahoma State cruised to a 76-69 win.
Oklahoma State shot 57% and an outstanding 67% from 3-point range while outrebounding the Aggies 29-17.
Donald Sloan's 27 points kept the Aggies in this game, while Dash Harris added 14.
Oklahoma State (16-4, 4-2 Big 12) was led by Obi Muonelo with 24 points, James Anderson with 19 points, and Marshall Moses with 11 rebounds.
Texas A&M (14-6, 3-3 Big 12) returns home to host Texas Tech on Saturday night in a game that it must win to keep its NCAA tourney hopes on track.