Three weeks ago it was Texas A&M that blew out Texas by 17 points. Monday night No. 7 Texas (22-4, 9-2 Big 12) returned the favor by opening a 21-point halftime lead, then cruising to 77-50 win over No 22 Texas A&M (20-6, 6-5 Big 12).
Texas raced to an 18-4 lead in the first ten minutes of play.
The Aggies pulled back to within 10, 23-13, at the 5:42 mark in the first half, before Texas went on a 14-1 run to build a 37-14 lead and took a 39-18 lead into halftime.
Texas blocked 12 shots on the night and a stifling defense held the Aggies to 19 percent shooting in the first half.
Texas hit nine 3-pointers while the Aggies were 1-of-14 from long range and went blow-for-blow with the Aggies inside as each team scored 28 points in the paint.
D.J. Augustin had 27 points and 9 assists to lead the Horns.
"I just went out and was aggressive and it was falling tonight. I felt good shooting tonight," Augustin said.
"We had no chance of guarding [Augustin] tonight. They wanted to pay us back and they did," A&M coach Mark Turgeon said.
Damian James added 15 points and pulled down 9 rebounds
Josh Carter was A&M's leading scorer with 11 points.
Texas completely shut down Aggies forward Joseph Jones who had put up some big numbers against the Longhorns in the past.