Aggies sink Arkansas with last-second shot

By: Chip Souza
Published: Sunday, January 10, 2021
Texas A&M's Kayla Wells (11) shoots over Arkansas' Taylah Thomas (24) during a game Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, in Fayetteville.
Photo by Gunnar Rathbun, University of Arkansas Razorback Athletics
Texas A&M's Kayla Wells (11) shoots over Arkansas' Taylah Thomas (24) during a game Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, in Fayetteville.

— Jordan Nixon hit a running shot with under a second left to lift No. 8 Texas A&M over No. 13 Arkansas 74-73 on Sunday.

Nixon’s shot from outside the lane helped the Aggies (12-0, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) keep their perfect season intact. It was also Texas A&M’s only lead in the fourth quarter.

Arkansas’ Chelsea Dungee put up a shot from the left corner at the buzzer, but the shot was blocked.

Aaliyah Wilson, who transferred from Arkansas to Texas A&M, led the Aggies with 27 points. Her defensive play in the backcourt was huge in the final seconds as she poked the ball away from Dungee and forced a turnover with 23 seconds left with Arkansas leading 73-72. Nixon dribbled the clock down until her final shot.

Dungee led the way for Arkansas (10-4, 1-3) with 21 points.

Arkansas led 73-69 with under a minute left before the Aggies made a move. Nixon’s driving layup and free throw pulled Texas A&M within 73-72.

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