February 6, 2007

A&M thoroughly beats Texas 100-82

The Texas Longhorns (16-7, 6-3) got the tempo to their liking Monday night in College Station, but that was about the only positive to draw upon at games end as the Texas A&M Aggies (20-3, 8-1) accepted the fast-paced tempo and beat the Longhorns at their own game, 100-82. The Aggies were faced with severe foul trouble in the first half with four starters being saddled with two fouls or more, but Texas A&M still controlled the game behind the play of Acie Law and the porous defense of the Longhorns.

The Aggies started out the game hitting six of their first eight 3-pointers against the Longhorns, with every look coming off of the extra pass resulting in clean looks often found in pre-game warm ups. When A&M wasn't hitting wide open 3-pointers, Law was attacking off the dribble, scoring on right handed and left handed five footers.

The Longhorns did manage to pull even in the second half, but the Aggies again showed their muscle in a game where it looked like Texas A&M had the ability to take it up a notch every time Texas made a run.

Three-pointers raining from everywhere

In the last two games, the Longhorns have surrendered 25 3s to Texas A&M and Kansas State. In both losses, the Aggies and Wildcats have shot 50 percent from 3. In the last five games, with Texas beating Texas Tech, Baylor and Nebraska, the Longhorns have given up 52 3-pointers at a 41.3 percent clip.

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