The Aggies went on a 16-0 run midway through the first half and Josh Carter's three-point jumper gave the Aggies a 23-10 lead at the 9:04 mark in the first half. Tech fought back to pull to within three, 35-32, at the half.
Tech outscored the Aggies 7-2 the first four minutes of the second half to take a 39-37 lead.
It was a three point game either way until a 3-pointer by Josh Carter extended the Aggie lead to six, 50-44, with 10:26 left.
The closest Tech would get would be within two, which they did as late as the 6:09 mark, 57-55.
The Aggies extended their lead to nine,, 69-59, on a free throw by Donald Sloan with 1:59 left in the game, and led by as many as twelve, 77-65, with under a minute to play.
Tech hit a couple of meaningless three-pointers the last minute to make the score appear closer than this game really was, as the Aggies cruised to a 79-73 win over the Red Raiders.
There were 56 fouls called in the game as both Texas A&M and Texas Tech went to the free throw line often but the Aggies had more than twice the attempts, 51, as did the Red Raiders, 22.
Texas A&M (19-8, 5-7 Big 12) wins its second in a row, after crushing Texas 81-66 on Monday night.
Josh Carter added 20 points for the Aggies .
The loss was the fourth straight for Tech.
With the win, the Aggies keep their post season hopes alive as they head to Lincoln Tuesday night to face the Nebraska Cornhuskers.