Texas A&M falls to Texas, 59-69

Texas A&M dropped an intense, hard-fought game to the 16th-ranked Texas Longhorns, 59-69 in front of a Saturday afternoon crowd of 11,362 at Reed Arena in College Station, Texas. The Aggies are still looking for their first conference win of the season.<br><br>

In a game where the lead shitfted back and forth throughout the first half, both teams showed the physical intensity that's expected when the Aggies and Longhorns face-off. First half statistics were almost as close as the teams were on the scoreboard. Although Texas A&M (7-10, 0-6) led all shooting categories before the intermission, Texas (14-3, 5-1) made ten points off of Aggie turnovers, helping them to a 32-31 lead over the Ags at the break.

But the better team wore down the struggling Aggies in the second half. At one point The Longhorns went on a 20-1 scoring drive. Just as Texas appeared to come alive, the Aggies went stone cold in shooting, going 0 for their last 14 shots.

Nick Anderson led the Aggies in scoring with 14 total points. Acie Law and Andy Slocum each had 3 assists a piece. Slocum had 18 rebounds.

The Longhorns have now won ten straight games against the Aggies in College Station. Texas A&M's last victory against Texas came two years ago in Austin when the Ags won 60-74.

Texas A&M returns to action Tuesday night when they host Oklahoma State (4-1, 14-2) at 7pm.

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