COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Alex Caruso scored a season-high 23 points as Texas A&M overcame a 13-point deficit to defeat Arizona State 72-71 on Saturday in Reed Arena.
A&M senior forward Kourtney Roberson made the second of two free throws with 5.1 seconds remaining to lift the Aggies (6-1) to the one-point lead, and Arizona State's Tra Holder missed a hurried 3-pointer as time expired.
Jordan Green and Jalen Jones each added 13 points for the Aggies, while Holder led the Sun Devils (5-3) with 14 points, and Jonathan Gilling and Bo Barnes scored 12 each.
The game was tied at 69 when Caruso stole the ball with 1:19 remaining, but he shoved the ball against the side of the rim on an attempted dunk on the ensuing fast break. Undaunted, the junior guard then stole the ball again near midcourt on the Sun Devils' resulting possession, and this time tallied a layup to lift A&M to a 71-69 lead.