2. 2007 Basketball: “The Shot” – Texas A&M 46, No. 6 Texas 43
You know it was a great moment when they play is simply called “The Shot”. In the 2000s, it could be argued that the Aggies and the Longhorns had as big a rivalry on the court as they did on the football field. But not every game had a finish as spectacular as this one.
Barring the end, the game itself wasn’t great. It was a very defensive game, and very sloppy – the teams combined for 32 turnovers, an average field goal percentage of 33.5 percent, and an average 3-point percentage of 31.8 percent. Not good. The teams were nearly tied at halftime; the Longhorns were clinging to a one point lead, 28-27.
Neither team would manage to score 20 points in the second half, and they combined for only 34 points. The last 10 minutes of the game featured three lead changes and three ties, with neither team being able to pull away completely. The largest lead either team would muster was four.
Texas would tie the game at 43 on two free throws with 1:05 left in the game before Acie Law would make his shot. A foul on the floor allowed the Aggies to inbound the ball from the team side line. Chris Walker inbounded to Law who took a two dribbles, crossed over to the right and then drilled a three pointer as time expired with Longhorn defender Daniel Gibson in his face to win the game for the Aggies.