COLLEGE STATION, Texas — For the second time this season Texas A&M’s Antwan Space hit a game-winning 3-point field goal in the final seconds to beat Tennessee as the Aggies handed the Vols a 68-65 overtime defeat on Saturday afternoon. Space — who had made just seven 3-pointers all season prior to Saturday — hit one of those 3-pointer to beat the Vols on Jan. 11, in Knoxville, as time expired.
The Vols dropped to 16-11 overall and 7-7 in the SEC. The Aggies evened their conference record also at 7-7 and are also 16-11 overall. Texas A&M is now 15-2 in home games, winning its lone road game at Tennessee.
The Vols’ Jarnell Stokes sent the game to overtime as he converted a lay-up with 0:00.8 left in regulation and was fouled by Alex Caruso that tied the game at 59. He processed to miss the and-1 free throw, sending the game to overtime.
The Vols also appeared to have hit a game-winning 3-pointer by Antonio Barton with seconds remaining, but the Tennessee bench had called timeout, nullifying the basket. The game clock was reset to 2.4 seconds setting the stage for Stokes’ winning play
The Aggies swept the season series, winning in dramatic fashion in Knoxville on Jan. 11, 57-56, on a last-second 3-pointer.
Jordan McRae led Tennesee with 20 points for his 24th game this season in double-figures.