Texas A&M beats Washington St to reach NIT title game at MSG

Quenton Jackson scored 18 factors and Texas A&M superior to the NIT championship game Tuesday evening with a 72-56 rout of Washington State.

Henry Coleman III had 16 factors and Manny Obaseki added 14 for the Aggies (27-12) within the second semifinal at Madison Sq. Backyard. They’ll play for the title Thursday evening in opposition to Xavier, an 84-77 winner over St. Bonaventure within the doubleheader opener.

Tyrell Roberts led Washington State (22-15) with 14 factors. He was the one Cougars participant to rating double figures. Efe Abogidi had 9 factors and 10 rebounds in 21 minutes.

Texas A&M obtained the ball inside and outscored Washington State 40-30 within the second half to draw back. Even by the Aggies missed 12 of 14 makes an attempt from 3-point vary, they shot 48.5% (32 for 66) from the sector.

Texas A&M held the Cougars to 34.5% capturing (19 for 55), together with 24.1% from behind the arc (7 for 29). Washington State was solely 11 for 20 at the foul line, too.

Washington State dedicated 17 turnovers to solely eight for Texas A&M.

Jackson added six assists, 4 rebounds and two steals. He was 7 of 9 from the ground.

Coleman shot 8 for 12 in 23 minutes and pulled down six rebounds.


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