Texas A&M basketball falls to Cougars in hard-fought, overtime contest

Texas A&M basketball fought hard, but ended up falling in overtime to one of the nation's best teams.

Mar 24, 2024; Memphis, TN, USA; Texas A&M Aggies guard Wade Taylor IV (4) shoots against Houston
Mar 24, 2024; Memphis, TN, USA; Texas A&M Aggies guard Wade Taylor IV (4) shoots against Houston / Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports
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Texas A&M basketball vs. Houston: Overtime

The OT period had an inauspicious start, as Houston hit a three off an offensive rebound, followed by Wade turning the ball right over. Radford drove down the floor after a Sharp miss on the ensuing possession, however, and drew a foul on the Cougar defender—his fifth. Radford went 1-of-2 to cut the deficit to 2.

Back down the floor, however, Wade fouled Jamal Shead on a three-point attempt late in the clock. He went 2 of 3 to push the lead to four points. A Taylor miss led to a Houston make on the other end, but Radford drew another foul back down the floor, going 1-of-2 again. Houston missed, and Radford hit a layup. Back down the floor, Houston hit a putback, but Wade answered with a huge 3-pointer.

Shead hit another shot in the lane to push the lead to four, and Wade took an extremely long three-pointer that missed badly, pushing the Aggies back into the foul game. Shead went 1-for-2 on the line, bringing the lead to 5 points with 20 seconds to go.

Back down the floor, though, Taylor drew a foul on Shead, causing him to foul out as well. It was all for naught, however, as the Aggies took a few ill-advised shots in the final moments. Houston eventually was able to grind out the win, 100-95, and the Aggies' season was over.

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