No. 18 Texas A&M Sneaks Past OSU 59-56

Saturday, January 26th 2008, 4:53 pm

By: News On 6

If there was a time when a team needed to snap a losing streak, Saturday would have been ideal for OSU.  After being beaten at home on Monday by Texas, the Cowboys were hoping to change the momentum in their favor.  That didn't happen.  Texas A&M snapped their own losing streak and dropped OSU deeper into the Big 12 standings.

Dominique Kirk hit the go-ahead free throws with 44 seconds left, and No. 18 Texas A&M held on for a 59-56 victory over OSU to snap a three-game losing streak.

After Kirk put the Aggies (16-4, 2-3 Big 12) up 57-56, the Cowboys squandered their first chance to move ahead when forward Ibrahima Thomas, a 64 percent free throw shooter, came up empty on two foul shots with 20 seconds left.

Texas A&M's Donald Sloan, who was fouled after grabbing the rebound, missed the front end of a 1-and-1 before James Anderson, Oklahoma State's leading scorer, missed a 3-pointer that could have put the Cowboys (10-9, 1-4) on top.

Bryan Davis made two free throws for the Aggies with 3.9 seconds left, and Sloan stole Oklahoma State's inbounds pass after a timeout and tossed it into the rafters to end the game.

Carter, who injured his leg and briefly left the game in the final sequence, scored 13 points to lead Texas A&M, which bounced back after a five-overtime loss to No. 25 Baylor on Wednesday. Kirk and Joseph Jones scored 11 points apiece.

Anderson led Oklahoma State with 15 points, while Thomas added 13 and Obi Muonelo 10.


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