Score: Tennessee 93, Texas A&M 85 (4 OT)
Star(s): Tennessee: Trae Golden 32 Pts, 6 Reb, 4 Ast. Texas A&M: Elston Turner 38 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast.
Story: In the longest basketball game played in Tennessee history, the Vols were able to slide past Texas A&M 93-85 on Saturday afternoon.
The game was tied at 62 all when A&M’s freshman guard J’Mychal Reese missed a 3-pointer as the clock expired, causing the first overtime of the game.
With one second left in the second overtime, Texas A&M senior guard Elston Turner missed a jumper, taking the game to a third overtime.
The game stayed close until Tennessee was able to make a run in the fourth overtime due to 3-pointers made by senior guard Skylar McBee and consecutive jumpers made by junior guard Trae Golden.
Golden led the Vols with an outstanding career high 32 points while Jarnell Stokes led the team with 16 rebounds. Tennessee is now 16-10 overall and 8-6 in the SEC. Texas A&M drops to 16-11 and 6-8 in the SEC.
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After the game, Tennessee head coach Cuonzo Martin spoke highly of Golden’s performance in his post-game press conference.
“The thing about Trae is that he can attack. Anytime you shoot the ball and attack the rim and you have a presence like Jarnell (Stokes) around all these other big guys it really helps, because he will get the ball on the other side. But, Trey makes free-throws so you can’t be as aggressive defensively, as you would like because he can make free-throws. I just thought he was very aggressive, very assertive; he won’t lose this game, he didn’t want to give up.”
Tennessee has arguably one of their biggest games of the season this Tuesday when they host No. 5 Florida at 9 p.m.