Razorback Women Lose At Buzzer To No. 5 Texas A&M
FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- The University of Arkansas women’s basketball team lost in heartbreaking fashion Sunday afternoon, 52-50, against No. 5 Texas A&M at Bud Walton Arena.
Arkansas battled the Aggies to a 50-50 tie with just seconds to go, until Achiri Ade converted a putback layup as time expired to give Texas A&M the win.
The Razorbacks drop to 10-4 overall and 0-2 in conference play.
A back-and-forth affair for the entire 40 minutes, the game featured 13 ties and 17 lead changes and neither team held a lead of more than five points.
Sophomore Jessica Jackson registered her second double-double of the season and seventh of her career, scoring a game-high 18 points and pulling down 10 rebounds. Sophomore Kelsey Brooks scored 15 points and junior Melissa Wolff chipped in eight.
After both teams made one of two free throws to keep the game tied at 48, Courtney Walker knocked down a jumper with 54 seconds left to give A&M the advantage. Following a timeout from Coach Dykes, Jackson drove baseline and made the layup to tie the game at 50 apiece with 31 seconds left.
With three seconds left, A&M’s Jordan Jones missed a pull-up jumper but Ade grabbed the rebound and banked in the putback as time expired.
Arkansas will take to Starkville, Miss., for its next conference game, matching up with Mississippi State on Thursday night at 8 p.m.