Aggies edge Texas Tech 67-65

Texas A&M beat Texas Tech 67-65 in Lubbock on Saturday, their fourth Big 12 win in a row. The Aggies were led by Bryan Davis who had 13 points and 16 rebounds and by guard B.J. Holmes who came off the bench to score 18 points. This Tech win sets up one of its biggest games in Aggie basketball history when they host No.1 Kansas on Monday night.

Texas A&M won their fourth Big 12 game in a row on Saturday afternoon, this one a 67-65 road victory over Texas Tech in Lubbock.

The Aggies were led by Bryan Davis who had 13 points and 16 rebounds and by guard B.J. Holmes who came off the bench to score 18 points.

The win keeps Texas A&M (18-6, 7-3 Big 12) in second place in the Big 12 and sets up one of its biggest games in Aggie basketball history when they host No.1 Kansas on Monday night.

Texas Tech opened up an 8-point lead, 13-5, in the first six minutes of play, and extended that lead to 11 points, 18-7, on a 3-point jumper by Nick Okorie at the 11:30 mark in the first half.

The Aggies scored 11 straight points, tying the game 18-18 lead on a Donald Sloan free throw with 5:35 left in the first half.

In a seesaw game, Tech took a 23-19 lead before Texas A&M came back again to take a 35-30 halftime lead.

The Aggies scored the first four points of the second half to open up a nine-point lead, 39-30.

This time it was Tech who came back, taking a 49-47 lead on a 3-pointer by John Roberson with 11:18 left in the game.

The Aggies regained the lead, 54-53, on an offensive rebound and tip in by Bryan Davis with 5:36 to play.

Two Dash Harris free throws gave the Aggies a three-point lead, 56-53, before Tech pulled back to within oneo, 56-55, on a two-point jumper by David Tairu with 4:29 on the clock.

After a Ray Turner layup and Tech turnover, B.J. Holmes hit a 3-pointer with three minutes to play to give the Aggies a six-point point lead, 61-55.

John Roberson missed a 3-point attempt with a minute to play that would have tied the game at 61.

The Aggies made 6 of 8 free throw attempts in the last minute, the last by Donald Sloan with eight seconds to play giving A&M an unsurmountable 5-point lead, 67-62.

Mike Singletary made a 3-pointer with 4 seconds left, but were unable to foul the Aggies as time expired, to make the final score Texas A&M 67, Texas Tech 65.

A key factor in this game was rebounding, with the Aggies outrebounding Tech 40-29, and 16 of these coming from Bryan Davis.

In addition to Holme's 18 points and Davis' 13, senior guard Donald Sloan had 14 points for the Aggies.

John Roberson led Tech with 22 points.

This road win over RPI No. 30 Texas Tech gives Texas A&M five wins over top 50 RPI teams and improves in Big 12 conference record to 7-3, moving the Aggies into close to a lock positioin for the NCAA tourney.

The Aggies can now go into their national TV matchup with No. 1 Kansas on Monday night relaxed and not pressured for a win.

Reed Arena will be rocking on Monday night !

 


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