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Reese's double-double helps No. 3 LSU over Texas A&M 72-66

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Posted at 6:51 PM, Feb 05, 2023
and last updated 2023-02-05 19:51:39-05

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Angel Reese had 26 points and 22 rebounds to help No. 3 LSU outlast Texas A&M for a 72-66 victory Sunday.

Alexis Morris added 22 points before fouling out late to help LSU (23-0, 11-0 Southeastern Conference) remain undefeated ahead of next week’s showdown with top-ranked and undefeated South Carolina. It was Reese's 23rd consecutive double-double.

The Tigers won their first eight SEC games by an average of 23 points, but needed overtime to get an 82-77 win over Georgia last week before Sunday’s close game with the Aggies.

An 8-0 run by Texas A&M (6-15, 1-10), capped by six consecutive free throws, cut the lead to 66-62 with less than two minutes to go. Reese made two free throws before Kay Kay Green made 1 of 2 free throws on the other end to leave LSU up 68-63 with less than a minute left.

Last-Tear Poa added two free throws for the Tigers to push it to 70-63 seconds later. LSU forced a turnover and Reese added a basket to make it 72-63 with 17 seconds left to secure the victory.

Sahara Jones had 14 points for the Aggies, who lost their third straight.

Tineya Hylton made a 3-pointer for A&M after a turnover by Reese to cut the lead to 3 early in the fourth quarter. But Reese was fouled on the next two possessions and made three free throws to make it 52-45.

Another 3 by the Aggies, this one from Jones, cut it to 4 again. But Ladazhia Williams made an off-balance layup to start a 6-2 spurt that pushed the lead to 58-50 with 5 ½ to go.

Texas A&M used a 5-0 run to cut the lead to 5. But Flau’jae Johnson grabbed a steal and finished with a jump shot as the first of six straight points by the Tigers to make it 66-55 with three minutes left.

The Tigers led by 13 at halftime.


LSU: Johnson had 11 points ... The Tigers made 3 of 9 3-pointers. ... LSU made 21 of 26 free throws.

Texas A&M: Hylton had 12 points. ... A&M scored 20 points of LSU's turnovers. ... A&M made 6 of 17 3-pointers.


LSU: Visits top-ranked South Carolina next Sunday.

Texas A&M: Visits Mississippi State next Sunday.


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