TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Retin Obasohan scored 16 points and Alabama survived a big rally from No. 15 Texas A&M for a 63-62 victory Wednesday night, the Aggies' third straight loss.
The Crimson Tide (14-9, 5-6 Southeastern Conference) beat its fourth ranked opponent of Avery Johnson's debut season despite missing its final three shots. Anthony Collins was fouled on a drive with 2.3 seconds left but missed both free throws for the Aggies (18-6, 7-4). They've dropped four consecutive SEC games since a 7-0 league start, tumbling from a program-best No. 5 ranking.
Texas A&M had its chances after wiping out most of an 11-point deficit over the final 6:34.
The Tide's third straight win didn't come without some anxious moments for Johnson and the fans at Coleman Coliseum.
Alabama twice had to settle for 3-point attempts after working most of the shot clock down in the final minutes. House responded with two free throws after the first miss and Jones pulled up for a quick 3-pointer with 53 seconds left after the second, cutting the margin to 63-62.
Then Obasohan missed an off-balance shot against Collins from just inside the line.
Collins got the ball back after a couple of passes and drove toward the basket, drawing the foul.
After the misses, Obasohan took the ball down the court and ran the clock out before the Aggies could foul him.
BEATING RANKED TEAMS
Alabama had already beaten then-No. 20 Wichita State, then-No. 17 Notre Dame and then-No. 19 South Carolina.HOUSE-WARMING
House, who came in averaging 15.7 points, didn't score until making two free throws early in the second half after Alabama went ahead by seven. He hit a 3-pointer a minute later and finished with eight rebounds.
Alabama forward Shannon Hale returned after missing two games after aggravating a previous foot injury. He had a couple of 3-pointers after coming off the bench.
Texas A&M: Coach Billy Kennedy is 1-6 against Alabama. ... The Aggies made 14 of 19 free throws in the second half. They were 8 of 17 from 3-point range for the game.
Alabama: Has won the past three meetings. Outrebounded the Aggies 36-29 and made 12 steals.
Texas A&M visits LSU on Saturday.
Alabama visits Florida on Saturday.