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Tigers Topple Texas Aggies 69-68 in College Station

NCAA Basketball: Louisiana State at Texas A&M John Glaser-USA TODAY Sports

A slow first half in College Station ended with a wild finish as LSU (10-3, 1-1 SEC) clinched its first SEC win of the season over No. 11 Texas A&M (11-4, 0-3 SEC). Tremont Waters’ deep 3-pointer with 0.4 seconds left in regulation lifted the Tigers to their first league win and win over a ranked team in the Will Wade era. It was Waters’ second shot from long (really long) range in the final seconds to upend the Aggies, who drop their third-straight in league play.

The Tigers raced out to a 10-2 lead early in the first half against a sluggish A&M squad, only for the shots to stop falling. Both teams had a lackluster first half, heading to halftime with LSU leading 29-28. LSU shot 35% to the Aggies’ 30%. “We missed a lot of shots we have normally been making,” noted head coach Will Wade, “it is life on the SEC on the road.”

The second half was a back-and-forth affair that culminated in a weird final sequence that saw two Tremont Waters 3-pointers bookend two missed Aggie free throws, with the second trey serving as the dagger. Waters would finish 6-of-13 for 21 points with 4 assists.

LSU will travel to Arkansas on Wednesday to face the Razorbacks.