COLLEGE STATION, Texas — ABOUT THE GAME

  • Texas A&M moved to 7-7 on the year after picking up its first win in SEC play through three games on a buzzer beater from sophomore TJ Starks.
  • Alabama used a 12-2 run midway through the first half to take a double digit lead and the Aggies were unable to cut it to less than two possessions, trailing 43-32 at the break.
  • Used an 8-2 push to make it 62-61 Alabama with 7:57 left to play, forcing the Crimson Tide to call a timeout. Redshirt freshman John Walker III knocked down a pair of FTs with 7:30 left to play to give the Aggies their first lead of the day.
  • There were seven ties and five lead changes from that point on.
  • It came down to free throws in the final minute and Alabama's Kira Lewis, Jr. went one-of-two from the line to make it a two-point game with three seconds to play.
  • Starks quickly brought the ball down the court and knocked down the three at the buzzer.
  • The victory is A&M's eighth in the series and first in Tuscaloosa since 2008.

TEAM NOTES

  • The Aggies committed a season-low three turnovers in the game, limiting themselves to single digits in the category for just the second time this season.
  • Despite Alabama taking the rebounding advantage, 45-38, A&M dominated in the paint on the offensive end, outscoring Alabama 48-30.
  • The Aggies stuck with the same starting lineup of Jay Jay Chandler, Wendell Mitchell, TJ Starks, Savion Flagg, and Christian Mekowulu for the second time this season (1-1).

 
INDIVIDUAL NOTES

  • Junior Josh Nebo set a new career high with 21 points, going 10-for-12 from the field, adding four blocks and seven rebounds.
  • Junior Wendell Mitchell helped lead the way, putting up 10 of his 18 points in the first half and adding six rebounds.
  • Sophomore Savion Flagg came alive in the second half, scoring 14 of his 16 points and grabbing all seven rebounds in the final 20 minutes.
  • Sophomore TJ Starks nailed the game-winning three to finish with 12 points and score in double figures for the fifth straight game.
  • Billy Kennedy is now 144-105 in his eight-year tenure at Texas A&M and 355-284 in his 21 seasons as a head coach.