Texas A&M beats Oklahoma 62-53

The Associated Press
Texas A&M beats Oklahoma 62-53
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Oklahoma forward Andrew Fitzgerald (4) battles for a rebound with Texas A&M forward David Loubeau (10) and forward Daniel Alexander, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Big 12 Conference tournament, Wednesday, March 7, 2012, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Dash Harris and Khris Middleton drilled key 3-pointers in the last 4 minutes and Texas A&M hit 14 straight foul shots to beat Oklahoma 62-53 Wednesday night in a ragged opening-round match of the Big 12 tournament.

Eighth-seeded Oklahoma, trailing almost the entire second half, sliced the lead to 47-45 on Romero Osby's four free throws before Harris connected for his second 3-pointer at the 3:55 mark.

David Loubeau hit a bucket for the Aggies that Sam Grooms answered for the Sooners. Then Middleton's 3-pointer gave A&M a 55-47 lead with 1:42 left.

Loubeau and Middleton each had 15 points for the Aggies (14-17), playing their last Big 12 tournament before joining the Southeastern Conference. In Thursday's quarterfinals, they will meet No. 3 Kansas, which beat them twice while rolling to its eighth straight regular-season Big 12 championship.

Oklahoma (15-16) got 17 points from Osby and 13 from Grooms.