Texas A&M freshman Tyler Davis banked in a putback layup to beat the buzzer and upset No. 14 Kentucky, 79-77, in a bizarre finish at Reed Arena on Saturday night.
With 9.4 seconds remaining, Wildcats freshman Isaac Humphries came away with a loose basketball to give Kentucky — up one point at the time — possession.
He was quickly fouled. Then, chaos.
An excited Humphries slammed the ball into the floor, resulting in two technical free throws for Texas A&M (and Humprhies’ fifth personal foul).
Texas A&M’s Danuel House hit both foul shots, but Kentucky’s Skal Labissiere — filling in for Humphries at the line — missed his second to create a 77-77 logjam.
Davis sealed the momentum swing by finishing off Danuel House’s wild shot with no time remaining.
MVP: Tyler Ulis. The sophomore guard made a few uncharacteristic turnovers, but he compensated with consistent scoring (22 points on 7-for-11 shooting), 11 assists and a crucial blocked shot to keep Kentucky in the game near the end of regulation.
Starting lineup: Tyler Ulis, Jamal Murray, Isaiah Briscoe, Derek Willis and Marcus Lee
Off the bench: Isaac Humphries, Skal Labissiere, Dominique Hawkins, Charles Matthews
Cleaning up the glass: House missed a 15-footer with three seconds remaining, effectively sending the game to overtime … Kentucky led 36-35 at halftime, with Willis draining a corner 3-pointer to go ahead with 0:15 remaining … The 6-foot-9 forward was later helped off the floor after turning his ankle … Aggies guard Jalen Jones was the only Texas A&M player to score during the game’s first 9:16. He nailed three 3-pointers in that time … Briscoe hit his first 3-pointer since Dec. 12 vs. Arizona State … Lee fouled out with 2:46 remaining in overtime … Super Bowl 50 MVP Von Miller was in attendance.
Previous game: Kentucky gets up big, avoids another stumble vs. Tennessee
What’s next: Tues., Feb. 23, vs. Alabama (7 p.m. ET, ESPN)