MBB Can't Overcome Poor Shooting, Lose 67-54 To Texas A&M|
Jaye Crockett is the leading scorer for the Red Raiders through four Big 12 games this season.
Jan. 14, 2012
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Khris Middleton, Elston Turner and Naji Hibbert scored 12 points each and Texas A&M took advantage of a poor-shooting Texas Tech team to get its first Big 12 Conference win, 67-54, on Saturday.
Texas A&M (10-6, 1-3) never trailed, and the Red Raiders couldn't overcome a tough start where they didn't make a field goal until more than 10 minutes into the game.
Jaye Crockett's dunk with 9:44 to play in the first was the Red Raiders' first basket of the game, after starting the game 0-8 from the field.
The Aggies led by 17 at halftime and used a 10-2 run punctuated by a dunk by David Loubeau to extend the lead to 44-19 with 16 minutes remaining.
The win snapped a three-game skid for the Aggies and was their fifth straight over Texas Tech (7-9, 0-4).
Despite its poor shooting, the Red Raiders dominated the boards for the second straight Big 12 road game, as Texas Tech out-rebounded Texas A&M, 36-28. The men of the High Plains also out-rebounded Oklahoma State in Stillwater, 38-27.