In a back-and-forth game that featured 17 lead changes, the Texas A&M basketball team fell to Mississippi State, 67-59, in Starkville on Saturday.
The Aggies were plagued by 22 turnovers that resulted in 21 points from the Bulldogs. Mississippi State took advantage of that despite losing the rebound battle, 38-23.
Forward Schnider Herard led the way for the Bulldogs with 16 points while Tyler Davis led the Aggies in scoring. The Texas A&M forward scored 16 points while also collecting 5 rebounds.
The Aggies fall to 9-7 on the year and 1-4 in conference play.
Player of the game:
Davis was the Aggies’ biggest offensive weapon on Saturday. He shot 7-of-12 from the field and made 2 of his 3 free throw attempts. But he turned the ball over 5 times.
Stat line of the game:
The Aggies turned the ball over 22 times against Mississippi State. Forward DJ Hogg had the most on the team with 6 turnovers.
Texas A&M cut its deficit to 2 at the one-minute mark behind a 3-point shot by Tonny Trocha-Morelos. That was the last basket of the night for the Aggies, as Mississippi State went on to score the game’s final 6 points.
What’s next for Texas A&M basketball
The Aggies will return home and host Arkansas (Tuesday) and Georgia (Saturday) in College Station in the coming week.
Entering Saturday, the Razorbacks were 12-4 and hold a 1-3 record in SEC play. Arkansas takes on Missouri tonight at 6 p.m. ET. The Georgia Bulldogs are 11-6 and 3-2 in the SEC after falling to Florida in overtime on Saturday.
Texas A&M basketball box score