Starks, A&M edge Alabama
TJ Starks hit a buzzerbeating 3-pointer to lift Texas A&M to an 81-80 win over Alabama on Saturday.
Starks took the inbounds pass, raced down the left side and heaved in a running shot for the win.
Josh Nebo finished with a team-high 21 points and seven rebounds for the Aggies ( 7-7, 1-2 SEC).
Wendell Mitchell finished with 18 points, including three 3-pointers, and Savion Flagg added 16. Starks, who shot just 4 of 17, had 12.
The Aggies came back from an 11-point halftime deficit, shooting 50 percent in the second half. A&M made only 3 of 19 3-point attempts but sank 22 of 30 free throws.
The victory was the Aggies’ first on the road this season. Alabama (10-5, 1-2) dropped its second straight SEC game.
John Petty scored a season-high 22 points off the bench, and Donta Hall scored 14 and brought down a season-high 16 rebounds for his seventh double-double this season for Alabama. He also blocked four shots. Kira Lewis Jr. added 14 points, while Tevin Mack scored 10. The Crimson Tide struggled from the freethrow line at 18 of 29 for 62 percent.