Big first half propels Texas A&M men’s basketball team to victory versus Mississippi State

For the first time in nearly a month, the Texas A&M men’s basketball team has won back-to-back games in conference play.

The Aggies (17-13, 8-9 SEC) defeated Mississippi State (19-11, 8-9) by a final score of 75-69 on Wednesday night at Reed Arena in College Station. Texas A&M outscored the Bulldogs 45-32 in the first 20 minutes of action to take a controlling lead into halftime.

Aggies junior guard Manny Obaseki tallied a team-high, scoring 17 points on 6-of-12 field goal attempts, 2-of-3 from 3-point range, and 3-of-4 from the free-throw line. Sophomore forward Solomon Washington nearly recorded a double-double with 15 points and 9 rebounds.

Wednesday’s home finale follows Saturday’s double-digit road triumph at Georgia this past weekend, which snapped a five-game losing streak. Texas A&M is on the bubble of the NCAA Tournament with the SEC Tournament beginning next week.

The Aggies conclude the regular season on Saturday afternoon at The Pavilion in Oxford, Mississippi against Ole Miss. Tipoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.

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