7:30 PM ET, February 23, 2011
Reed Arena, College Station, Texas
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Texas A&M coach Mark Turgeon chose to shy away from talk of X's and O's and deliver a simple message to his team at halftime after a poor first half against Oklahoma on Wednesday night.He implored his team to play hard, play together and have fun -- and Texas A&M responded with a much better second half.Khris Middleton scored 13 points to lead the Aggies (No. 17 ESPN/USA Today, No. 21 AP) to their fifth straight win, 61-47 over the slumping Sooners.
• Trailing by one at halftime, Texas A&M used a 13-2 run to start the second half and sweep the season series from the Sooners for just the third time since the formation of the Big 12 Conference.
• A&M has won five straight games following a three-game losing streak. Conversely, the Sooners have lost six straight following a four-game win streak.
• Oklahoma's Cade Davis led all scorers with 21 points, but the Sooners shot just 33 percent from the field (16-48).
• The Aggies' bench outscored OU's, 18-3.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||16-48 (.333)||23-48 (.479)|
|3P Made-Attempted||5-20 (.250)||5-14 (.357)|
|FT Made-Attempted||10-17 (.588)||10-17 (.588)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||16 (0/0)||18 (0/0)|