January 31, 2013

MSU falls to Aggies in overtime

STARKVILLE, Miss., - Snapping a four-game losing streak is tough work.

Mississippi State Bulldogs guard Trivante Bloodman (4) shoots the ball while guarded by Texas A&M Aggies forward Ray Turner (35) Just ask Mississippi State and Texas A&M.

It took overtime for one program to end their skid Wednesday. The Aggies overcame a 12-point deficit at the half by outscoring MSU 38-20 the rest of the way for a 55-49 victory.

"We did everything according to the game plan," said MSU guard Jalen Steele. "Everything coach said, we did it. We just came up short at the end. It was simple mistakes again - simple turnovers and simple assignments. Little things really cost us this game tonight."

Texas A&M shot 47.2-percent for the game including making 3-of-4 from the field during the overtime period to improve to 3-4 in Southeastern Conference play and 13-7 overall. It was the Aggies first victory since Jan. 12.

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