Texas A&M 70

(21-8, 10-6 Big 12)

(9) Texas 74

(27-5, 13-3 Big 12)

2:00 PM ET, March 11, 2006

American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas

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TA&M 30 4070
#9TEX 43 3174

Top Performers

Texas A&M: J. Carter 25 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

Texas: P. Tucker 26 Pts, 13 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

Texas eyes payback against Texas AM

Texas AM (21-7) at No. 8 Texas (26-5) 2:00 pm EST

DALLAS (Ticker) -- Texas AM nearly spoiled Texas' chances for the top seed in the Big 12 Conference Tournament.

The Longhorns managed to hold on to the top spot and now have their chance for revenge when they face the fourth-seeded Aggies in the semifinals of the event on Saturday.

Texas (26-5) held a one-game lead in the league standings before dropping a 46-43 decision at College Station on March 1. The dagger came in the form of Acie Law's 3-pointer at the buzzer.

After putting forth their lowest-scoring output of the season by 15 points, the Longhorns recovered to rout Oklahoma at home four days later to finish the regular season and then got past Texas Tech, 77-70, in Friday's quarterfinals.

LaMarcus Aldridge collected 20 points and had 16 rebounds and Daniel Gibson added 18 points for Texas, which has never won the Big 12 tournament title.

Texas AM's upset of its intrastate rival 10 days ago was part of an eight-game winning streak that has given the club a great chance at an at-large berth in the NCAA Tournament.

It continued that run in impressive fashion Friday by routing Colorado, 86-53. Joseph Jones scored 21 points and Josh Carter made four of the Aggies' season-high 12 3-pointers in their first win in the event's 10-year history.

Texas AM had lost in the first round in each of its previous nine tournament visits. None of those setbacks came against Texas.

The winner will face either Kansas or Nebraska in Sunday's championship.


School Info

Conference SEC Big 12
Nickname Aggies Longhorns
Type Public Public

2005-06 Season

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