College Sports

Texas finally wins in College Station

Jordan Hamilton scored 20 points, and No. 3 Texas rolled to an easy 69-49 win over No. 16 Texas A&M on Monday night, the Longhorns' first victory in College Station since 2004.

Texas never trailed and built a 25-point lead by halftime thanks to hot shooting and their trademark stifling defense. The Aggies outscored the Longhorns by five points in the second half, but the dominant first half kept Texas (19-3, 7-0) undefeated in the Big 12.

The Aggies (17-4, 4-3) have lost three of four in a skid that began when Texas beat them 81-60 in Austin less than two weeks ago to snap a 13-game winning streak.

B.J. Holmes had 19 points for Texas A&M.

The Longhorns haven't lost since dropping an 82-81 overtime decision to Connecticut on Jan. 8 and are 7-0 in league play for the first time since 1977-78.

Texas made it look easy in this one and even some Texas A&M fans looked to be in awe when Hamilton hit a nifty hook shot from a tough angle that made it 60-36 with about eight minutes left.

Texas harassed the Aggies into their worst shooting performance of the season at just under 31 percent and their 17 field goals were one off their season low. The Longhorns have held each of their Big 12 opponents to 63 points or fewer and two of the last three haven't reached 50.

Khris Middleton, who entered the game leading the Aggies in scoring at almost 16 points a game, was held scoreless on 0-of-9 shooting with Hamilton guarding him.

Texas A&M had trouble on offense all night, but never was it more pronounced than when Kourtney Roberson tried for a dunk only to see it fall into the net and then pop back out. It was so close to being a basket that the official statistics initially credited A&M with a field goal. The points were taken away when the scorers realized the error.

TEXAS (19-3): Johnson 1-3 1-2 3, Hamilton 7-14 5-6 20, Balbay 3-3 0-0 6, Joseph 5-10 0-0 11, Thompson 3-9 4-10 10, Lucas 1-4 0-0 2, Brown 3-6 2-2 8, Wangmene 2-2 1-1 5, Hill 2-3 0-1 4. Totals 27-54 13-22 6 9.

TEXAS A&M (17-4): Middleton 0-9 0-0 0, Holmes 6-8 6-8 19, Harris 2-7 3-5 7, Loubeau 4-12 1-2 9, Walkup 2-5 0-1 4, Darko 1-3 0-0 2, Lewis 0-0 0-0 0, Hibbert 0-2 2-2 2, Roberson 1-4 0-1 2, R. Turner 1-3 2-2 4, Davis 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 17-55 14-21 49.

Halftime—Texas 45-20. 3-Point Goals—Texas 2-8 (Joseph 1-3, Hamilton 1-4, Lucas 0-1), Texas A&M 1-12 (Holmes 1-3, Walkup 0-1, Middleton 0-1, Darko 0-2, Harris 0-5). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—T exas 41 (Hill 8), Texas A&M 33 (Walkup 8). Assists—Texas 15 (Brown, Hamilton, Joseph 3), Texas A&M 7 (Harris 3). Total Fouls—Texas 21, Texas A&M 18. A—13,300.

No. 13 Georgetown 62, No. 15 Louisville 59

LOUISVILLE (17-5): Knowles 3-14 2-3 11, Siva 1-5 2-2 5, C. Smith 2-8 2-2 7, Kuric 3-7 1-3 9, Jennings 8-12 2-2 18, Goode 1-3 2-2 4, R. Smith 0-3 0-0 0, Marra 2-5 0-0 5, Van Treese 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-57 11-14 59.

GEORGETOWN (17-5): Wright 8-14 8-8 24, Freeman 5-11 1-2 13, Clark 0-6 2-2 2, Vaughn 4-4 2-2 10, Lubick 1-3 1-3 3, Thompson 2-5 0-0 6, Starks 1-1 0-0 2, Sanford 0-1 0-0 0, Sims 1-1 0-2 2, Benimon 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-46 14-19 62.

Halftime—Georgetown 22-18. 3-Point Goals—Louisville 8-23 (Knowles 3-9, Kuric 2-4, Siva 1-3, C. Smith 1-3, Marra 1-4), Georgetown 4-13 (Thompson 2-3, Freeman 2-5, Clark 0-2, Wright 0-3). Foule d Out—None. Rebounds—Louisville 33 (Jennings, C. Smith 7), Georgetown 28 (Clark, Vaughn, Wright 5). Assists—Louisville 13 (C. Smith 4), Georgetown 11 (Freeman, Wright 3). Total Fouls—Louisville 17, Georgetown 12. A—12,164.

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