Scores

Final OT

Kentucky 72

(15-6, 6-2 SEC)

Texas A&M 68

(13-8, 3-5 SEC)

Coverage: ESPN/WatchESPN

6:00 PM ET, February 2, 2013

Reed Arena, College Station, Texas

1 2 OT T
UK 30 32 1072
TA&M 21 41 668

Top Performers

Kentucky: N. Noel 19 Pts, 14 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

Texas A&M: R. Turner 12 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Blk

Kentucky 72, Texas A&,M 68

Associated Press

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Freshman Nerlens Noel had a season-high 19 points and Julius Mays also scored 19, including five in overtime, to lead Kentucky to a 72-68 win over Texas A&M on Saturday.

The Wildcats (15-6, 6-2 Southeastern Conference) led by one point before Mays made two free throws with 15 seconds left. Texas A&M (13-8, 3-5) had a chance to tie it after that, but Elston Turner's 3-pointer bounced off the rim with 5 seconds left. Mays added another free throw with a second left to secure the win.

The Wildcats opened overtime with a 7-1 run thanks to a jump shot by Noel and five free throws to take a 69-63 lead.

Turner's 3-pointer with about 2 minutes left in overtime got A&M within 69-66.

Kourtney Roberson's layup made it 69-68 with 16 seconds left before the free throws by Mays.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UK
TA&M
Points 72 68
FG Made-Attempted 21-44 (.477) 24-61 (.393)
3P Made-Attempted 7-15 (.467) 2-12 (.167)
FT Made-Attempted 23-34 (.676) 18-19 (.947)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 26 (0/0)
Largest Lead 13 0

2012-13 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
Jan 12, 2013 TA&M 83, @UK 71Recap
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