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Obaseki scores career-high 25 points, leads Texas A&M to 3rd straight win, 86-60 over Ole Miss

Sat, Mar 9, 2024

Obaseki scores career-high 25 points, leads Texas A&M to 3rd straight win, 86-60 over Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Manny Obaseki continued to give Texas A&M a late-season burst, scoring a career-high 25 points to lead the Aggies to their third straight win, 86-60 over Mississippi in a regular-season finale on Saturday.

Obaseki has started the last three games, his first starts since the 2022 NIT Championship game, and has responded with double-figure scoring each time. Saturday he was 9-of-14 with four 3-pointers. He came in averaging 4.9 points per game.

Tyrece Radford added 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Aggies (18-13, 9-9 SEC). Wade Taylor IV had 19 points and seven assists and Solomon Washington 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Aggies, who shot 50%, making half of their 26 3-point shots after averaging 27% this season from the arc, worst in the SEC.

They outrebounded the Rebels 50-21, including 18-5 on the offensive boards, bettering their nation-leading average of 17.3.

Jaylen Murray scored 21 points, Matthew Murrell 11 and Jaemyn Brakefield 10 for Ole Miss (20-11, 7-11).

Texas A&M scored the first 14 points of the game and shortly thereafter Obaseki connected for three consecutive 3-pointers and the lead was 18. Ole Miss responded with a 17-5 run with Brakefield scoring eight points to cut it to 28-22. Back-to-back 3s by Radford and Taylor rebuilt TCU's double-digit lead and the Aggies went into halftime ahead 42-29.

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The lead remained in double figures in the second half, reaching 33 late in the game.

Ole Miss won the earlier meeting at Texas A&M 71-68 on Jan. 27.

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