GW Wins Thriller Against No. 10 Texas A&M In Overtime, 66-65

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Sarah-Jo Lawrence scored a career-high 29 points, including a game-tying 3-pointer at the end of regulation, and George Washington upset No. 10 Texas A&M 66-65 in overtime on Thursday night.

Patrice Reado scored 21 and had 10 rebounds for Texas A&M (9-2). Antelia Parrish had 10 points and 10 rebounds, and Kimberly Beck scored 10 points for George Washington (9-3).

Lawrence hit a 3-pointer from the left corner with 4.3 second left in regulation to send the game to overtime tied at 60. There was some initial confusion when the buzzer sounded; the scoreboard had only counted Lawrence's shot as a 2-pointer and the Aggies quickly inbounded the ball and dribbled up the court as if to avoid a foul, not taking a final attempt.

When the clock ran out, the scoreboard showed George Washington down by one point, but the officials quickly signaled Lawrence's shot had been a 3, sending the game to the extra period.

In overtime, George Washington built a 66-62 lead, mostly on free throws. Texas A&M's Danielle Gant hit a 3-pointer with 2.7 seconds left to cut the lead to one, but George Washington inbounded the ball and avoided a foul to run out the clock.

George Washington's leading scorer Jessica Adair dressed for the game but did not play, never taking off her warmups on the bench.

Texas A&M lost starting forward Damitria Buchanan with four minutes left, when she limped off the court with an injury to her left leg. She did not return.

It was the second-straight win for George Washington against the Aggies. The Colonials beat Texas A&M 59-47 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament this March, keeping the Aggies from a Sweet Sixteen berth.

The Colonials had held a slight lead most of the second half, but Texas A&M was on a 12-3 run before Lawrence's shot.