Boxscore
Texas A&M 55, Washington St. 54
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri
Officials - Joe DeRosa, Randy Heimerman, Gerry Pollard
Attendance - N/A

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Texas A&M 16 39 55
Washington St. 21 33 54

Recap

Texas A&M 55, Washington State 54: Elston Turner hit a long 3-pointer with 2.4 seconds left to lift the Aggies to a dramatic win in the consolation game of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic in Kansas City, Mo.

Turner's shot from several feet beyond the arc at the top of the key capped an 11-5 run to end the game and helped Texas A&M's leading scorer overcome a difficult shooting night. It was just his second basket in 12 attempts from the floor, with one of his misses coming from 3-point range with 28 seconds left and his team down one.

Dexter Kernich-Drew scored 13 of his career-high 16 points after halftime to pace the Cougars (2-3), who led 49-44 with just over five minutes remaining. Washington State seized a 53-51 lead on Kernich-Drew's 3-pointer with 2:13 left.

Turner and Kernich-Drew exchanged misses and Ray Turner made one of two free throws to pull the Aggies (4-1) within a point with 35 seconds left. D.J. Shelton made a free throw seconds later for the Cougars, who watched as Turner dribbled down the clock before nailing the game-winner over Shelton.

Neither team gained much separation in the first half, either. Brock Motum's jumper with 4:35 left started a quick 6-0 burst that gave Washington State a 19-14 advantage just before the break. The Cougars pushed their lead to 26-20 on a Shelton 3-pointer early in the second half before the Aggies scored nine straight points.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Neither team led by more than six points. ... Aggies starters combined for only six points on 3 of 15 shooting in the first half. ... Washington State was throttled by Kansas in the semifinals of the event Monday night. Texas A&M lost handily to Saint Louis. ... Ray Turner led the Aggies with 14 points. Motum had 15 for the Cougars.

Texas A&M Aggies

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Elston Turner 36:00 2-13 2-6 4-4 0 3 3 5 0 2 2 1 10
Kourtney Roberson 23:00 2-8 0-0 0-1 5 7 12 0 3 1 0 0 4
Ray Turner 20:00 5-8 0-0 4-7 2 4 6 0 4 0 2 2 14
Fabyon Harris 17:00 1-5 0-1 2-2 2 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 4
J'Mychal Reese 36:00 3-5 2-4 0-0 0 1 1 2 2 1 2 0 8
Alex Caruso 19:00 2-5 0-2 1-2 0 2 2 1 3 4 0 0 5
Jarod Jahns 21:00 2-3 0-1 0-0 3 1 4 0 2 1 1 1 4
Andrew Young 8:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jordan Green 19:00 2-4 1-2 1-2 1 0 1 0 2 1 2 0 6
Keith Davis 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 19-52 5-16 12-18 13 19 32 8 18 10 10 4 55
  36.5% 31.2% 66.7% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 10

Washington St. Cougars

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Mike Ladd 33:00 1-6 1-2 0-0 0 3 3 4 1 0 4 0 3
Brock Motum 38:00 6-11 0-1 3-4 0 5 5 3 1 1 2 2 15
D.J. Shelton 24:00 3-5 1-1 2-5 2 2 4 0 2 1 0 0 9
Royce Woolridge 27:00 1-4 1-2 3-4 0 1 1 1 4 0 1 1 6
Dexter Kernich-Drew 33:00 6-10 4-7 0-0 0 2 2 1 3 0 2 1 16
Will DiIorio 23:00 2-2 0-0 1-1 0 3 3 1 2 1 2 0 5
Brett Boese 10:00 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0
Junior Longrus 9:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Bryce Leavitt 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 19-40 7-14 9-14 2 17 19 11 16 3 13 5 54
  47.5% 50.0% 64.3% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 13