Unlike most of the other games in Texas' 6 game winning streak, this was not close early. The Longhorns came out from the start of the game and put the beating on the Aggies on their way to a 77-50 rout.
D.J. Augustin came out on fire. He scored 17 of his 27 points in the first half. Texas A&M scored all of 19 points in the first half, and were down by 21 at the half. It was never close. In the first five minutes of the game, the Longhorns were up 16-4.
As vibrant the Texas offense was, their defense was even more impressive. Their frontcourt completely dominated the Aggies. They had 12 blocked shots and just had control of the lanes. The Longhorn defense held the Aggies to just over 30% shooting. They contested the shots in the perimeter and were more physical inside.
Texas A&M, which had appeared to turn a corner after a rough start to the conference play with 5 straight wins, now rides a 2 game losing streak. The questions about this team return as the Aggies are really struggling to score points.