Indianapolis Star
National Basketball Association
Texas A&M 56, Mississippi State 55
When: 9:00 PM ET, Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Where: Humphrey Coliseum, Starkville, Mississippi
Officials: # Byron Jarrett, # Owen Shortt, # Pat Adams
Attendance: 1000

Texas A&M rallied from a 13-point deficit in the second half with Andre Gordon scoring nine of his 11 points after halftime as the Aggies won 56-55 Wednesday at Mississippi State in an SEC game.

The game ended with Mississippi State (8-5, 3-2) unable to get a shot off after calling a timeout with seven seconds left. The ball was swatted away from Tolu Smith by Emanuel Miller as the time expired.

Jay Jay Chandler led the Aggies (7-4, 2-3) with 12 points and Miller had 10 points and eight rebounds.

Iverson Molinar was Mississippi State's lone double-figure scorer with 16 points.

After Gordon made a 3-pointer to put Texas A&M ahead 56-52 with 1:52 left, Jalen Johnson notched a second-chance bucket for Mississippi State.

Chandler then missed a 3-pointer and Jonathan Aku was whistled for a flagrant foul on the rebound, sending Johnson to the free throw line. Johnson made the first try but missed the second, cutting Texas A&M's lead to 56-55.

The teams then traded empty possessions, including an Aggies' turnover for a shot-clock violation with 7 seconds left. Mississippi State's last failed possession followed.

The Bulldogs tried to pull away scoring six unanswered points to take a 50-44 lead but Texas A&M promptly rallied to cut the lead to 50-49 left with 4:27 left.

Molinar had 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting from the field in the first half to lead Mississippi State to a 33-23 halftime lead.

A 15-3 run enabled the Bulldogs to pull away to a 25-13 lead with 6:41 left in the first half. Texas A&M, which was 1 of 8 from the field during that stretch, shot 37.5 percent from the field in the first half, including a 1 of 5 performance beyond the arc.

Mississippi State went on a scoring drought of 6:01 that allowed Texas A&M to go on a 13-0 run to tie the game at 40. The Bulldogs missed six straight shots and turned the ball over once in that span.

Texas A&M cashed in on the offensive glass to make up the 13-point deficit. The Aggies had seven second-chance points during their 13-0 run.2

D.J. Stewart Jr.'s jumper with 11:27 remaining ended the drought and put Mississippi State ahead 42-40.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Texas A&M   Mississippi State
Jay Jay Chandler 12 Scoring Iverson Molinar 16
Hassan Diarra 5 Assists Iverson Molinar 4
Emanuel Miller 8 Rebounds Tolu Smith 6
Emanuel Miller 4 Free Throws Made Iverson Molinar 3
Andre Gordon 2 Steals Deivon Smith 2
Jonathan Aku 2 Blocks D.J. Stewart Jr. 2
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Texas A&M 56 43.4 3-10 7-9 8 26 3 7 11
Mississippi State 55 43.1 5-14 6-10 11 27 6 6 15