FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — In a thrilling showdown between SEC rivals, Tramon Mark of the Arkansas Razorbacks men’s basketball team delivered a career-high performance, scoring 35 points, including a game-winner with 1.1 seconds left, propelling Arkansas to a narrow victory over the Texas A&M Aggies. The game, which took place in Bud Walton Arena on January 16, 2024, was a must-win for both teams, aiming to recover from recent losses and make their mark in the competitive Southeastern Conference.
Texas A&M’s Struggles Continue at Arkansas
The Arkansas Razorbacks held a commanding 20-point lead over the Texas A&M Aggies with over eight minutes remaining in the first half. Head Coach Eric Musselman’s team had dominated the game until that point, but a late-game surge by the Aggies threatened to turn the tide. Tramon Mark’s impressive performance was dampened by a missed free throw that gave Texas A&M a chance to make a comeback. However, Mark redeemed himself by burying a fadeaway buzzer-beater, securing the victory for the Razorbacks.
- Tramon Mark scores career-high 35 points for Arkansas
- Mark’s game-winning shot with 1.1 seconds left seals the victory
- Arkansas had a commanding 20-point lead in the first half
- Texas A&M made a comeback after a missed free throw by Mark
- Mark’s buzzer-beater lift Arkansas over Texas A&M
“We were in control for most of the game, but Texas A&M fought back with determination. Tramon’s incredible performance and buzzer-beater highlight this hard-earned win,” said Coach Eric Musselman.
This victory adds to the long-standing dominance of the Arkansas Razorbacks over the Texas A&M Aggies in men’s basketball. Despite the Aggies’ strong effort, they were unable to overcome the Razorbacks’ relentless pressure and offensive prowess. With this win, Arkansas solidifies its position in the SEC and demonstrates its ability to bounce back from challenging moments throughout the game.