Texas A&M rallies from 13 down, edges Mississippi State

Texas A&M rallied from a 13-point deficit in the second half with Andre Gordon scoring nine of his 11 points after halftime as the Aggies won 56-55 Wednesday at Mississippi State in an SEC game.The game ended with Mississippi State (8-5, 3-2) unable to get a shot off after calling a timeout with seven seconds left. The ball was swatted away from Tolu Smith by Emanuel Miller as the time expired.Jay Jay Chandler led the Aggies (7-4, 2-3) with 12 points and Miller had 10 points and eight rebounds.Iverson Molinar was Mississippi State’s lone double-figure scorer with 16 points.After Gordon made a 3-pointer to put Texas A&M ahead 56-52 with 1:52 left, Jalen Johnson notched a second-chance bucket for Mississippi State.Chandler then missed a 3-pointer and Jonathan Aku was whistled for a flagrant foul on the rebound, sending Johnson to the free throw line. Johnson made the first try but missed the second, cutting Texas A&M’s lead to 56-55.The teams then traded empty possessions, including an Aggies’ turnover for a shot-clock violation with 7 seconds left. Mississippi State’s last failed possession followed.The Bulldogs tried to pull away scoring six unanswered points to take a 50-44 lead but Texas A&M promptly rallied to cut the lead to 50-49 left with 4:27 left.

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