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Texas A&M-CC fends off Utah State 58-55 in OT

Texas A&M-CC fends off Utah State 58-55 in OT

By Associated Press | Posted - Nov. 22, 2011 at 10:32 p.m.



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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - Terence Jones made three free throws in the final 17 seconds of overtime and finished with 14 points to help boost Texas A&M-Corpus Christi to a 58-55 victory over Utah State on Tuesday night.

The Islanders (1-2) trailed 47-45 with five seconds left in regulation when Myron Dempsey made a layup to send it into overtime. From there, the teams mostly traded free throws for the extra minutes until Hameed Ali sank a 3-pointer to put the Islanders ahead for good 55-53 with 1:06 left.

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Jones' went on to make 3 of 4 free-throw tries to keep the Islanders in front.

Dempsey racked up a double-double with 16 points and 15 rebounds to lead Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

Morgan Grim led the Aggies (2-2) with 12 rebounds and a game-high 20 points while Brockeith Pane added 15 points and Kyisean Reed pulled down 10 rebounds.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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