Texas A&M University-Texarkana scored arguably its’ most impressive win of the season Wednesday at the Patterson Student Center over Arts & Science University of Oklahoma in overtime, 85-81.
The Oklahoma squad slipped to 5-4 on the season, while the Eagles climb to 4-6. TAMU-T travels to Kingsville, Texas, over the weekend to play Texas A&M-Kingsville and Angelo State.
The Eagles had balanced scoring with five players in double figures.
Senior Desmond Kennedy led the way with 21 points. Texarkana freshman Decorion Phillips scored a season-best 17 points, while Connor Ouellette and Anthony McGee added 15 each. Kyle Dow had 11 points for the Eagles.
TAMU-T only shot 40 percent from the field, but did convert 14 treys.
Arts & Science rallies in second half
Arts & Science almost matched the Eagles’ shooting. It was good on 39 percent from the floor, and made 13 treys. The visitors dominated the glass, 54-42. Ouellette pulled down a game-high 15 rebounds for the winners. The Eagles’ defense also forced 17 turnovers. TAMU-T only had 10 turnovers.
The Eagles led 42-40 after the first 20 minutes, with their guests tying the score at 77-77 at the end of regulation.
The Oklahoma squad led 32-20 with 8:49 left in the first half. They led again in the second half, 54-49. Stephon Hill led the Drovers with 22 points. Colen Gaynor had 20 points and 12 rebounds, while Cameron Hines scored 18. Moses Byekwaso of London, England, contributed 17 points.