Crimson Tide Shows Aggies There’s Nothing But Net
Texas A&M Aggies fell 79-57 to The University of Alabama Crimson Tide after Lawson Schaffer sunk a free throw in the final seconds, shooting ‘Bama to second place behind the University Arkansas Razorbacks who are on a 6-game winning streak in the Southeastern Conference.
Alabama hasn’t been rocked by the Aggies on Tuscaloosa ground since 2008 when TAMU won 86-78 in overtime, and they were not about to let it happen again almost 10 years later.
Two freshman, John Petty and Donta Hall lead the win with 35 points combine to upset Texas A&M in one of the SEC openers at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The Aggies (11-2-0) dropped their No. 5 seat with the worst shooting performance of the year. Alabama Crimson Tide improved to an overall 9-4 record, earning their conference-opening victory by defending their home turf once again against Texas A&M.
The SEC’s leading scorer Collin Sexton put an end to the Aggies at the very beginning. Sexton made the first seven points of the game pushing Alabama to a 9-2 lead at the 15:42 mark. Shooting just too short in the first four minutes of the game, Texas A&M made 1 of 7 shots.
Aggies’ Davis and Robert Williams had 14 points a piece to qualify as their top scorers in this battle. To make the game upset worse, starting point guard Duane Wilson went down and out with a knee injury at the 6:23 mark. His status for next week is undetermined.
By Cierra Loomis