Texas A&M upsets No. 6 Men's Basketball, 43-46
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -- Acie Law made a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Texas A&M a 46-43 victory over No. 6 Texas on Wednesday night, the Aggies' sixth straight win.
The Aggies got a chance for the upset when Texas' P.J. Tucker, apparently unaware of the time on the shot clock, dribbled around as it expired with 5.9 seconds left.
The Longhorns intentionally fouled Law and after a timeout, he got the inbounds pass and pulled up for a long 3 which swished as the buzzer sounded, sending a number of A&M fans onto the court.
It was the second straight year the Aggies (19-7, 9-6) beat the Longhorns (24-5, 12-3) at home. They beat then-No. 9 Texas 74-63 last year.
The Aggies improved their home record to 16-2 with a win that will undoubtedly bolster their NCAA tournament hopes and at least puts off Texas' chance to capture its first Big 12 title since 1999.
The Longhorns are tied for first with Kansas, which beat Colorado 75-54 on Wednesday.
Joseph Jones scored 14 points for the Aggies and Law had eight.
Tucker had 11 points to lead the Longhorns and Kenton Paulino added eight.
The Longhorns were held to their fewest points this season, scoring far less than their previous low of 58 against Villanova. They were uncharacteristically sloppy, missing easy shots and committing 18 turnovers.
Texas A&M led 41-39 with about 4 minutes left when Chris Walker got a steal and Law followed with a layup to give the Aggies their biggest lead of the game. The play sent the already raucous crowd into a deafening frenzy.
It was a defensive battle throughout with both teams going without a basket for about 5 minutes early in the second half. The drought was finally broken for the Longhorns when LaMarcus Aldridge made the second of two free throws with about 11 minutes left, giving Texas a 34-32 lead. Paulino added a layup to stretch the lead to 36-32.
It would be 2 more minutes before Texas A&M would score on Josh Carter's 3-pointer. A short jumper by Antanas Kavaliauskas with about 8 minutes remaining gave the Aggies their first lead of the second half, 37-36.
Texas was 5-of-16 from the field in the second half and the Aggies were 8-of-26.
The first half started the physical tone of the game and featured several spills on the court, 18 fouls and 21 free throws.