CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - Nic Moore paced SMU with 16 points as the Mustangs clipped Texas A&M in a tight, back-and-forth affair, 55-52, in the consolation game of Corpus Christi Challenge.
Aggies guard J-Mychal Reese had a 3-point attempt to tie the game and send to overtime, but the runner clanged off the backboard and fell harmlessly. Reese finished with 11 points, while Davonte Fitzgerald led A&M with 12.
SMU (6-2) got 14 points and 6 boards from Yanick Moreira, while Nick Russell was good on all four of his free throw attempts, including a pair that gave the Mustangs a 3-point lead with 3.3 seconds remaining.
The Aggies (6-2) built a 4-point halftime lead, as Fitzgerald and Kourtney Robinson combined for half of their 30 points.
SMU took the lead back for the final time with 26 seconds on a Moore free throw. Russell then iced it with his pair.
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