Longhorns Soar Past Rival Aggies

Augustin scores 27 as Texas moves into 1st place tie in Big 12
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 18, 2008 11:42 PM CST
Longhorns Soar Past Rival Aggies
Texas guard D.J. Augustin works from the free-throw line during second half action in their men's college basketball game against Texas A&M Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, in Austin, Texas. Augustin's game-high 27 points helped Texas win 77-50. (AP Photo/Harry Cabluck)   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – The No. 7 Texas Longhorns defeated bitter rival No. 22 Texas A&M 77-50 to earn their sixth win in a row. For Texas, the win was payback for a 17-point loss in College Station earlier this season. D.J. Augustin was brilliant, scoring 27 points and dishing nine assists as Texas moved into a tie for first in the Big 12, reports the Associated Press.

Texas opened the game on a 16-4 run and never looked back. By halftime the score was 39-18 and Augustin had nearly outscored the Aggies on his own with 17 first-half points. Both teams scored 28 points in the paint but the Longhorns had a major advantage from long-range; they had nine treys compared to A&M’s one. (Read more basketball stories.)

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