Texas A&M vs Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt tops Texas A&M 57-54 in overtime

By CAROL STUART
Associated Press
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) James Siakam scored 16 points, including 12 of 14 at the foul line, as Vanderbilt came back to beat Texas A&M 57-54 in overtime Saturday after never leading in regulation.

Damian Jones' three-point play a minute into extra time gave Vanderbilt (14-10, 6-6 SEC) its first lead of the game at 52-49.

Vanderbilt gained a 55-50 lead after Siakam sank two free throws, but Alex Caruso cut it to 55-52 on his foul shots for A&M.

Texas A&M (14-11, 5-7) had possession down 55-52 in the waning seconds, but Jamal Jones was called for an offensive flagrant foul with 8.1 seconds left while trying to create space for a potential game-tying 3-pointer.

Luke Kornet hit 1 of 2 free throws following the flagrant for a 56-52 lead, before Kyle Fuller sank another free throw to preserve the win.

Rod Odom sent the game into overtime at 49-49 with a long jumper before fouling out in OT.

The referees reviewed to see if Odom's shot was a 3-point winner, but the game remained tied.

Siakam's dunk had cut it to 49-47 with 9 seconds left, and Dai-Jon Parker forced a jump ball with the possession favoring Vanderbilt to set up Odom's game-tying basket.

Damion Jones had 10 points and 13 rebounds for Vanderbilt, while Siakam had 10 boards. Fuller added 12 points.

Jamal Jones led the Aggies with 17 points, including 5 of 7 from long range, to go along with 13 rebounds. Kourtney Roberson added 11 points.

Texas A&M scored the first 11 points of the game and led by 11 with 6 1/2 minutes to go.

The Aggies held their biggest lead at 44-33 on Jordan Green's 3-pointer, before Vanderbilt closed the gap late. Vanderbilt used a 7-0 run to close to 44-40 on Siakam's free throws with 1:19 left.

A&M hit 9 of 20 free throws, and missed 2 of 3 in the final minute of regulation before Jamal Jones and Shawn Smith each converted a pair with less than 30 seconds left.

A&M scored the first 10 points of the game on a pair of Roberson buckets and back-to-back 3-pointers by Antwan Space and Jamal Jones. Damian Jones broke the 10-0 spurt with a basket inside.

Texas A&M didn't score for nearly 9 minutes in the first half after Caruso's 3-pointer made it 15-5, but led 23-19 at halftime.

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