More
LSU pulls off the comeback, wins 70-64 over Texas A&M at home

LSU pulls off the comeback, wins 70-64 over Texas A&M at home

Baton Rouge, LA  —Ending the game on a 13-2 scoring run, the No. 19 LSU Tigers sealed a 70-64 victory over the visiting Texas A&M Aggies.

Shareef O’Neal and Eric Gaines recorded huge blocks in the final minute, both resulting in rebounds that put LSU (16-4, 4-4 SEC) on the foul line. The pair of free throws in the final 32 seconds was the final touch the Tigers needed for the win.

The Aggies (15-5, 4-3 SEC) have now lost three straight in conference play and slipped to fifth in the Southeastern Conference standings. Senior guard Quenton Jackson leads them in scoring this year at 13.0 points per game, and he had a strong performance in this one, posting 20 points off the bench. Andre Gordon also played well in the defeat. The Ohio native scored 18 points on 7 of 11 from the floor and added 4 rebounds, 2 steals and an assist. 

Gordon got started early in this one, scoring multiple times in the first few minutes as Texas A&M jumped out to a 10-4 lead. The teams went back and forth trading leads until LSU took a 34-31 advantage into the break.

The Aggies held the lead from 11:01 in the second half down to the 1:20 mark, when Mwani Wilkinson connected on his only bucket of the game, a triple to tie it up at 64-64. The Tigers’ team defense and free-throw shooting would seal the deal from there. 

LSU’s Brandon Murray led all players in scoring. The 6-foot-5 freshman hit 6 of 14 from the floor and connected on all six of his attempts from the line. He finished with 20 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. A potential first-round pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, Tari Eason played 27 minutes before exiting with cramps. Before he left, the Tigers sophomore posted 14 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals.

LSU currently holds the No. 8 spot in conference play, but is projected as a No. 4 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

UPCOMING

Texas A&M will host South Carolina on Saturday night.

LSU will travel to TCU on Saturday.

Looking to go to the hottest concerts, sports, theater & family shows near you? Get 100% guaranteed tickets to more than 125,000 live events from TicketSmarter, the official ticket marketplace of BasketballNews.com. Order online now!

MORE:
NCAA News
Basketball Apparel
Basketball Apparel
Basketball Apparel
Latest Injuries
Goran Dragic
Illness
Dragic is questionable for Monday's (Jan. 23) game against Atlanta.
2023-01-23
Chimezie Metu
Knee
Metu is questionable for Monday's (Jan. 23) game against Memphis.
2023-01-23
Immanuel Quickley
Knee
Quickley did not play in Sunday's (Jan. 22) game against Toronto.
2023-01-23
Michael Porter Jr.
Personal
Porter Jr. did not play in Sunday's (Jan. 22) game against Oklahoma City.
2023-01-23
Deandre Ayton
Illness
Ayton did not play in Sunday's (Jan. 22) game against Memphis.
2023-01-23
OG Anunoby
Ankle
Anunoby did not play in Sunday's (Jan. 22) game against New York.
2023-01-23
Kristaps Porzingis
Ankle
The Wizards announced that Porzingis is week-to-week with a sprained left ankle.
2023-01-23
Landry Shamet
Foot
Shamet did not play in Sunday's (Jan. 22) game against Memphis.
2023-01-23
Nikola Jokic
Hamstring
Jokic did not play in Sunday's (Jan. 22) game against Oklahoma City.
2023-01-23
Dalano Banton
Hip
Banton did not play in Sunday's (Jan. 22) game against New York.
2023-01-23
Basketball Apparel
Lingerie
Costumes
Dresses
Sexy Lingerie
Subscribe to our newsletter
SUBSCRIBE
Follow Us
Download Our App!
Stay up-to-date on all things NBA
Download the BasketballNews.com App on the App Store
Download the BasketballNews.com App on the Google Play Store
Copyright © BasketballNews.com 2020. All Rights Reserved.
NBA News & Rumors