8:00 PM ET, January 24, 2009
Frank Erwin Special Events Center, Austin, Texas
James scores 28, 11 in two minutes, as Texas wins 19th straight at home
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas coach Rick Barnes was leaving his office Friday night when he saw Damion James huddled over his laptop and stopped to chat."I feel you're really focused and ready to take it to another level," Barnes told his junior forward, who had scored 20 points only once this season and felt the coach's wrath in harsh words and some minutes on the bench."You can really feel it?" James said. "I know I need to."
• Texas won its 19th straight home game, the fourth-longest active streak in the nation.
• A.J. Abrams, however, continued to struggle. He was 3-for-10 from the floor and didn't hit a 3-pointer. He remains three 3-pointers shy of the Big 12 record.
• Donald Sloan scored 17 points for the Aggies, who have lost four of their last five games after starting 14-1.
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||20-44 (.455)||25-60 (.417)|
|3P Made-Attempted||6-15 (.400)||2-8 (.250)|
|FT Made-Attempted||12-24 (.500)||15-23 (.652)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||21 (0/0)||16 (0/0)|