NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 18: Elston Turner #31 of Texas A&M Aggies drives the ball against Nurideen Lindsey #10 of the St. John's Red Storm during the 2K Sports Classic Benefiting Coaches Vs Cancer at Madison Square Garden on November 18, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
Even though St. John's attempted 35 more free throws than Texas A&M, the Aggies came out in victory winning 58-57.
The Texas A&M Aggies rebounded after they were upset by the Mississippi St. Bulldogs last night to defeat the St. John's Red Storm 58-57. Texas A&M got all they could handle against St. John's and with the game in the backyard of St. John's at Madison Square Garden an upset nearly happened.
The main difference in this game was the disparity in free throws where Texas A&M went 2-for-3 from the line and St. John's easily dwarfed that by shooting 38 free throws, but only made 16 of them. The game basically came down to the final seconds when Texas A&M's Elston Turner to put the Aggies up by one with eight seconds left, but then the Aggies sent Nurideen Lindsey to the free throw line with two second left, but he missed both.
With St. John's missing 22 free throws on the night, some are giving credit to the daughter of Texas A&M head coach Billy Kennedy who on each St. John free throw attempt had a high-pitched and quite frankly annoying scream to distract the St. John's players.
Texas A&M was lead in scoring by Ray Turner who scored 16 points and was the only Aggie in double-figures on the night.