Vanderbilt tops Texas A&M 57-54 in overtime

Vanderbilt loses against ASU, eliminated from NCAA Tournament (Image 1)
Vanderbilt loses against ASU, eliminated from NCAA Tournament (Image 1)

By CAROL STUART
Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – James Siakam scored 16 points, including 12-of-14 at the foul line, and Vanderbilt came back to beat Texas A&M 57-54 Saturday in overtime 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.

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.

Jamal Jones led the Aggies with 17 points and 13 rebounds.

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

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