Wade Taylor IV propels No. 24 Texas A&M past No. 2 Alabama
Field Level Media
Mar 4, 2023
Wade Taylor IV scored a career-high 28 points to fuel No. 24 Texas A&M to a 67-61 win over No. 2 Alabama on Saturday in College Station, Texas.
Taylor made five free throws in the final three minutes, including two big ones after Andersson Garcia's steal with the Aggies (23-8, 15-3) nursing a 61-59 lead.
Tyrece Radford, who had 21 points, canned all four of his attempts from the charity stripe in the final 15 seconds to seal their fifth straight win overall against Alabama.
The Aggies made all but one of their 28 free throws (96.4 percent) in the victory.
Dexter Dennis had 11 points and seven rebounds as Texas A&M won for the eighth time in nine outings.
The Aggies finished 15-1 at home, with the only loss a 67-62 defeat against Wofford on Dec. 20. Texas A&M improved to 22-0 when holding the opposition under 66 points.
In losing for the seventh time in nine games at College Station, the Crimson Tide (26-5, 16-2) got 19 points and 10 rebounds from Brandon Miller before the freshman star fouled out in the final two minutes.
Jahvon Quinerly had 12 points while Noah Clowney scored 11 and added seven rebounds.
Alabama made just 7 of 36 attempts from 3-point range (19.4 percent).
The top two seeds in the SEC tournament, Alabama and Texas A&M will receive double-byes and not play until Friday.
In the only meeting between the conference's top clubs, the home side held a 9-3 lead at the media timeout by making half of its eight shots.
By the match's 10-minute mark, Texas A&M increased the advantage to 22-11 as Taylor scored seven points and Radford had six.
However, Taylor was charged with his second foul at 9:53 and headed to the bench.
Texas A&M managed to build a 15-point lead at 2:17 on Taylor's free throws, but Miller hit a trey and Clowney had a putback to bring Alabama's halftime deficit to 32-22.
In the second half, Alabama slashed the Aggies' lead to 42-40 on an 8-0 run at 12:01, getting a corner triple from Clowney before tying it with under nine minutes to play.
If you choose to make use of any information on this website including online sports betting services from any websites that may be featured on this website, we strongly recommend that you carefully check your local laws before doing so. It is your sole responsibility to understand your local laws and observe them strictly. Covers does not provide any advice or guidance as to the legality of online sports betting or other online gambling activities within your jurisdiction and you are responsible for complying with laws that are applicable to you in your relevant locality. Covers disclaims all liability associated with your use of this website and use of any information contained on it. As a condition of using this website, you agree to hold the owner of this website harmless from any claims arising from your use of any services on any third party website that may be featured by Covers.