No 22 Aggies fall to No 7 Horns

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). D.J. Augustin had 27 points and 9 assists to lead the Horns.

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' last loss was a humbling 17-point defeat in College Station on Jan. 30 when the Aggies physically dominated the Longhorns. Texas hasn't lost since, knocking off six straight wins.

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.


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