Texas A&M rallies to defeat LSU 67-64 in men's basketball _lowres

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU guard Josh Gray (5) drives through Texas A&M guard Alex Caruso (21), Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on LSU's campus in Baton Rouge, La.


LSU’s nine-game home winning streak came to a screeching halt Saturday afternoon when Texas A&M rallied from 11 points down in the final 10 minutes to record a 67-64 Southeastern Conference victory.

Texas A&M outscored LSU 20-6 in the final 9:49 after Tigers forward Jarell Martin hit a basket to give his team a 58-47 advantage.

But Martin’s bucket seemed to wake up the Aggies, who hung around until finally taking the lead at 65-64 on a step-back jumper by Danuel House with 22.1 seconds to play.

LSU (13-4, 2-2 Southeastern Conference) had a chance to regain the lead, but Josh Gray’s pass into the corner for Keith Hornsby was intercepted by House and he was fouled with 8.0 seconds left.

House made both ends of a one-and-one to push the lead to 67-64, but LSU still had a chance to tie before Hornsby’s 3-point shot from the right win rattled in and out of the basket to secure the win for Texas A&M (11-5, 2-2 SEC).

House and Jalen Jones had 18 points each to lead Texas A&M, while Jordan Mickey topped LSU with 17 points and seven blocked shots. Jalyn Patterson had 13 points and Martin 12.

LSU will return to action Tuesday at Florida on Tuesday night. Tipoff is at 6 p.m.