Elonu leads Aggies to 79-73 win over Tech

Chinemelu Elonu (left) scored a career-high 21 points and pulled down 12 rebounds to lead Texas A&M over Texas Tech 79-73 on Saturday night in Lubbock. The Aggies (19-8, 5-7 Big 12) won their second in a row, after crushing Texas 81-66 on Monday night.

Chinemelu Elonu scored a career-high 21 points and pulled down 12 rebounds to lead Texas A&M over Texas Tech 79-73 on Saturday night in Lubbock.

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.

Alan Voskuil and John Roberson scored 16 each, and Nick Okorie added 14 to lead the Red Raiders (12-15, 2-10).

With the win, the Aggies keep their post season hopes alive as they head to Lincoln Tuesday night to face the Nebraska Cornhuskers.


Aggie Digest Top Stories