Law leads Aggies past Cowboys
College Station, TX (Sports Network) – Acie Law IV poured in 16 points to lead
No. 8 Texas A&M over 12th-ranked Oklahoma State, 67-49, at Reed Arena.
Antanas Kavaliauskas scored 14 points and grabbed five rebounds while Joseph
Jones added 13 points for the Aggies (16-2, 4-0 Big 12), who have won nine
consecutive games. Josh Carter contributed eight points with seven boards in
“It feels good, Oklahoma State is a good team,” Law said. “All in all, we
played pretty good team defense and that’s the important thing. If we don’t
make shots and still played great defense we should be fine. The crowd has
been great. One thing we talk about is protecting our house. You have to get
it done at home.”
Texas A&M, which never trailed, finished 49 percent shooting in the contest.
The Aggies also notched their 18th straight home victory and their 11th Big 12
win in a row, which is a school record.
JamesOn Curry netted a game-high 20 points for the Cowboys (16-3, 2-2), who
have dropped two of three. Mario Boggan donated 11 points and pulled down
eight rebounds in defeat.
“They are a well coached team and they play together out there on the court,
they are a unit,” Curry said. “We haven’t won a good game on the road, that’s
going to define our whole season. We can win at home no doubt but we have to
go on the road and do the same thing.”
Texas A&M started strong by scoring 14 of the first 20 points in the game,
culminated by Dominique Kirk’s three-pointer. The Aggies led by as many as 15
late in the first half and went into the break with a 38-28 lead.
Oklahoma State, though, was able to cut within three at 40-37 following Kenny
Cooper’s jumper with 14:42 left to play. That would be as close as the Cowboys
would get, however, as Texas A&M scored the next six points, and Law then gave
the Aggies a 19-point cushion with 2:07 remaining.
The Cowboys shot 33 percent from the field.
Byron Eaton had eight points for Oklahoma State…The Cowboys converted 38
percent of their shots from three-point range while the Aggies shot 21 percent
from beyond the arc…Texas A&M scored 24 points off 21 Oklahoma State