Boxscore
Texas A&M 62, Oklahoma 53
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri
Officials - Joe DeRosa, Mike Eades, Doug Sirmons
Attendance - 18972

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Texas A&M 27 35 62
Oklahoma 22 31 53

Recap


Texas A&M 62, Oklahoma 53: Khris Middleton scored 15 points, including a dagger 3-pointer in the final two minutes to help the Aggies push past the Sooners in the first round of the Big 12 tournament.

Texas A&M (14-17), the No. 9 seed, moves on to face top-seeded Kansas on Thursday afternoon.

The eighth-seeded Sooners (15-16) will wait and see if they receive an invitation to the NIT, CBI or the collegeinsider.com tournament.

With Texas A&M clinging to a 47-45 lead with less than five minutes remaining, Dash Harris drained a 3-pointer from the wing to go up 50-45. On an ensuing possession, Harris found Middleton wide open in the corner for another 3-pointer that made it 55-47 with 1:49 left.

The Aggies used a balanced attack, as David Loubeau added 15 points, Elston Turner had 14 and Ray Turner scored 12 off the bench.

Texas A&M closed the first half on an 11-5 run to take a 27-22 halftime lead, but Oklahoma fought back to tie the game at 39 on Sam Grooms’ driving layup with 9:14 to go.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Romero Osby had 17 points, including 9 for 12 from the free throw line, to lead Oklahoma. … Texas A&M is the only Big 12 team to never appear in the championship game of this tournament. … The Aggies lost by 10 and eight points in two previous meetings with Kansas.

Texas A&M Aggies

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Keith Davis 10:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
Dash Harris 33:00 2-6 2-4 0-0 1 1 2 2 3 0 2 0 6
David Loubeau 36:00 5-7 0-0 5-6 3 6 9 1 3 0 2 0 15
Khris Middleton 35:00 6-18 1-4 2-2 3 4 7 4 3 1 2 0 15
Elston Turner 36:00 5-14 2-5 2-2 0 2 2 2 1 1 3 0 14
Ray Turner 16:00 3-6 0-0 6-7 3 3 6 0 4 0 3 0 12
Naji Hibbert 21:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 3 3 2 1 2 0 1 0
Daniel Alexander 13:00 0-3 0-2 0-0 2 3 5 0 1 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 21-55 5-15 15-17 13 23 36 11 16 4 12 2 62
  38.2% 33.3% 88.2% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 12

Oklahoma Sooners

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Andrew Fitzgerald 29:00 4-8 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 8
Sam Grooms 38:00 5-12 1-3 2-2 0 7 7 4 2 0 4 0 13
Romero Osby 36:00 4-6 0-0 9-12 1 4 5 0 3 0 1 1 17
Steven Pledger 34:00 2-8 0-4 2-2 0 2 2 3 2 1 1 0 6
Cameron Clark 27:00 2-7 0-0 2-4 4 4 8 2 0 0 3 0 6
Carl Blair Jr. 8:00 0-3 0-2 0-2 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0
C.J. Washington 15:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 5 1 0 0 0
Tyler Neal 13:00 1-2 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 3
T.J. Franklin 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 18-46 2-11 15-22 5 21 26 10 14 7 11 2 53
  39.1% 18.2% 68.2% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 11
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