Aggies suffer shock blow out at Tech

No. 9 Texas A&M travelled to Lubbock for their first road game in 45 days. The road rust showed. Texas A&M came back from a 32-17 halftime deficit to cut the Tech lead to 5 points 36-31 early in the second half. But this was as close as the Aggies would come as Tech went on a 21-4 run and cruised to an easy 68-53 win. This was Tech coach Bobby Knight's 900th career win.

Texas A&M led Texas Tech early, 9-3, as Tech made only one of their first 11 shots and scored only 4 points in the first eight minutes of play.

Tech came back to take the lead 15-14 at 8:11 in the first half and proceeded on a 20-3 run to open up a 32-17 halftime lead.

At the half, Texas A&M shot only 23% (6-of-26), had committed 13 turnovers, and had 5 shots blocked.

Damir Suljagic led Tech in the first half with 8 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, and 3 blocks.

The Aggies scored the first 6 points of the second half on a Josh Carter 3-point jumper and 3-point play by DeAndre Jordan. A&M proceeded to a 14-4 run to cut the Tech lead to five, 36-31, with 15:53 left in the game.

That was as close as the Aggies would come.

Tech then went on a 13-3 run to regain their 15-point lead at the 11:12 mark.

Texas Tech went on a 21-4 run to take a 57-35 lead with seven minutes left in the game, and then cruised to an easy 68-53 rout of the Aggies.

This was Tech coach Bobby Knight's 900th career win.

For the game, the Aggies shot only 34.6% (18-of-53), their worst shooting performance of the season. A&M also missed 9 free throws and suffered 20 turnovers.

Senior guard Martin Zeno led Texas Tech with 19 points. Damir Suljagic finished with 10 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, and 4 blocks. Trevor Cook came off the bench to score 14 points incluyding three 3-pointers.

Joseph Jones had 11 points and 9 rebounds to lead the Aggies. The Aggie starters only scored 37 points.

This was the Aggies' first road game in 45 days since losing on the road to Arizona.

Texas A&M is now 0-2 on the road and there will be lots of questions inside and outside the program as tho whether the Aggies can play and win on the road.

It won't take long for those questions to be answered as Texas A&M (15-2, 1-1) must now travel to face a tough Kansas State (11-4, 1-0) on Saturday afternoon.


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