Texas A&M shocks Texas 74-63

Wednesday night Texas A&M's men's basketball team did something many thought unthinkable: the Aggies upset No. 10 Texas 74-63 in front of a record crowd of 12,811 at Reed Arena in College Station, TX. The victory gave first-year coach Billy Gillispie the best debut in school history.

Acie Law put on a show, leading the Aggies with 24 points and six assists, while Joseph Jones chimed in with 13 points and 10 rebounds. But Texas A&M's (12-1, 1-1) aggressive defense was the story of the game, forcing the Longhorns (12-3, 1-1) into poor shots all night.

Law spoke to the media after the game: "A top 10 team came in here and we stepped up. This season we're closer and play more together. Coach makes us tougher. Defensively, we're one of the best in the league. No one practices harder than we do."

The victory over Texas ended a 17-game Big 12 losing streak for the Aggies and marked the first time Texas A&M has won a Big 12 home opener.

After the gamed, Texas Head Coach Rick Barnes commented on the Aggies' play: "A&M was terrific from the beginning. Tonight was everything you could want in a college game. Billy has his team playing well, especially defensively. Tonight was a job well done. They had control from the beginning."

The Aggies' next test comes Saturday night in Lubbock against the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. Texas Tech (9-4, 1-1) is coming off a 79-76 victory over Kansas State.

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