Aggies rout Texas, 74-58

No. 22 Texas A&M routed No. 21 Texas, 74-59, in a sold out and rocking Reed Arena on Saturday afternoon. The Aggies held an 8-point lead at the half, and cruised to a dominant win over the Horns. Texas A&M was led by Donald Sloan with 19 points and David Loubeau with 15 points and 7 rebounds.

No. 22 Texas A&M routed No. 21 Texas, 74-59, in a sold out and rocking Reed Arena on Saturday afternoon.

It was a close, low scoring contest for the first nine minutes, which found the Aggies and Longhorns tied, 7-7.

Texas A&M then went on a 17-4 run to open up a thirteen point lead, 24-11, when David Loubeau made a 2-point jumper with 5:46 left in the first half.

Over the next two minutes Texas scored seven straight to pull back to within six, 24-18, but the Aggies steadied and were able to take a 31-23 lead into halftime.

A dunk by Dexter Pittman at the 17:04 mark in the second half cut the Aggie lead to 5, 36-31.

The Aggies built a commanding 16-point lead, 52-36, midway through the second half.

From that point, the Horns were never able to get closer than nine points as the Aggies cruised to an easy 74-58 rout of Texas.

There a was a scary scene near the end of the game when Horn guard J'Covan Brown and Aggie guard B.J. Homes were injured in a collision. With 1:41 on the clock, Brown drove for the basket and collided with Holmes. Both players were injured in the collision, but Brown remained on the court after Holmes was carried off with an apparent ankle injury. Play was stopped for about 10 minutes while Brown was looked at. Medical personnel were called to the court after a couple of minutes and he was taped to the board and taken off the court.

Texas A&M was led by Donald Sloan with 19 points and David Loubeau with 15 points and 7 rebounds.

The Aggies had a 34-25 rebounding advantage, with Bryan Davis pulling down 8, including 7 offensive rebounds. Davis also blocked 4 shots..

The Aggies held the Horns leading scorer Damion James to 12 points, and James fouled out with two minutes to play.

Texas A&M (20-8, 9-5 Big 12) gets its 20th win of the season and is tied with Baylor for fourth in the Big 12 with a 905 conference record.

The Aggies host Oklahoma State on Wednesday night. Oklahoma State is coming off a huge upset of No. 1 Kansas on Saturday afternoon.

After starting the season 17-0 and ranked No. 1 in the country, Texas (22-7, 8-6 Big 12) has now lost 7 of its last 12 games.

The Texas season has fallen apart since the Aggies came to Austin on January 16th and took the then No. 1 ranked Horns into overtime.


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