Aggies come back for 72-66 win over Buffs

Texas A&M came back from 8 points down at the half to pull out their fifth game in a row in a harder than expected 72-66 Big 12 road win over Colorado on Wednesday night. Josh Carter led the Aggies with 18 points while B.J Holmes (left) came off the bench to score 16. With this win, the Aggies take a big step towards an NCAA tourney invite.

Texas A&M came back from 8 points down at the half to pull out a harder than expected 72-66 Big 12 road win over Colorado on Wednesday night.

Colorado raced to a 13-2 lead in the first five and a half minutes of play.

The Aggies committed 19 turnovers, most of them in the first half, as Colorado built a 32-24 halftime lead.

Texas A&M outscored Colorado 16-5 the first seven minutes of the second half to take a 40-37 lead.

Josh Carter led the Aggies with 18 points while B.J. Holmes came off the bench to score 16.

Colorado fought back to take a 54-49 lead with 5:55 left in the game

A&M regained the lead, 58-56, on a Donald Sloan layup and extended the lead to ficve, 61-56, with three minutes remaining.

With this win, the Texas A&M (22-8, 8-7 Big 12) took a big step towards an NCAA tourney invite.

Colorado pulled back to within two, 68-66, with 17 seconds left, before B.J. Holmes and Derrick Roland each sunk pairs of free throws to ice the win.

Texas A&M hosts No. 12 Missouri on Saturday. A win over Missouri would likely make the Aggies a lock to get their NCAA tourney invite.


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