Aggies cruise to 86-69 win over Buffs

No 10 Texas A&M (15-1) built a 13-point lead in the first ten minutes of play, and then cruised to a 86-69 win over Colorado to open their Big 12 season. A balanced Aggie attack, with six players scoring in double figures, led A&M to their 8th straight win.

The Aggies built a 13-point lead , 28-15, in the first ten minutes of play. They led by 15 points at halftime and had built their lead to 61-42 after a layup by Bryan Davis about eight minutes into the second half.

Dominique Kirk scored 15 points and freshman DeAndre Jordan added 14 points and 9 rebounds to lead the Aggies. Donald Sloan scored 13 points, Josh Carter 11 points, and Joseph Jones 10 points. Bryan Davis scored 13 points off the bench for the Aggies.

Kirk also held Colorado's leading scorer, Richard Roby, to 14 points, well below his average.

Colorado's leading scorer today was true freshman guard Cory Higgins with 15 points.

Texas A&M shot 62.7% from the field (32-51), made 12-of-14 free throws, and had a 24-16 rebounding advantage.

The Aggie defense allowed Colorado to shoot an uncharacteristically high 61.7% from the field, or this game would have been even more of a blowout. For probably the first time this season, A&M was outscored in the paint 36-32.

Aggie coach Mark Turgeon was very happy with the Aggie offense and with this Big 12 win, but was disappointed with the Aggie defense, saying the Aggies must guard better.

This completes a 8-game homestand for the Aggies dating back to December 8th.

Texas A&M now prepares to travel to Lubbock to face Texas Tech on Wednesday night.


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