Texas A&M Wins Thriller to End Skid

No. 18 Aggies hold off Oklahoma State at free-throw line
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 26, 2008 7:37 PM CST
Texas A&M Wins Thriller to End Skid
Texas A&M guard Donald Sloan, right, snags the headband of Oklahoma State guard Byron Eaton, left, after knocking loose the ball during the second half of a basketball game in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008. Eaton had four turnovers in Texas A&M's 59-56 win. (AP Photo/Brody Schmidt)   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – No. 18 Texas A&M snapped a three-game losing streak today with a 59-56 Big 12 road win over Oklahoma State, reports the Associated Press. The win wasn't in the bag until OSU's Ibrahima Thomas missed two free throws with 20 seconds left. Dominique Kirk had hit two go-ahead free throws with 44 ticks remaining.

Josh Carter led the Aggies with 13 points, but a leg injury kept him out for the final sequence. The Aggies (16-4, 2-3) were coming off a five-overtime loss to No. 25 Baylor Wednesday in another Big 12 game. Oklahoma State (10-9, 1-4), off to its worse conference start ever, was led by James Anderson with 15. (Read more NCAA stories.)

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