COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Freshman J-Mychal Reese scored eight of his 15 points in the final 3 minutes as Texas A&M defeated Stephen F. Austin 62-54 on Wednesday night.
Reese matched his career high and kept the Aggies (6-1) unbeaten in 14 games all-time against the Lumberjacks. Reese made a couple of floaters from the lane and made four free throws down the stretch. Ray Turner also scored 15 points for Texas A&M.
Texas A&M led throughout the second half, but the Lumberjacks pulled within 52-48 with 3:45 remaining on a 16-footer by Thomas Walkup. Reese responded with an 8-foot runner on a fast break, then Ray Turner scored inside after an SFA turnover.
Elston Turner scored 10 points despite missing most of the first half with an ankle injury.
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