Texas Tech-Texas A&M: Aggies Eight Threes Shoot Down Red Raiders

Andrew GloverCorrespondent IJanuary 28, 2009

The Texas Tech Red Raiders (11-8, 1-3) and the Texas A&M Aggies (15-5, 1-4) both entered the game needing a victory. B.J. Holmes six threes help the Aggies get it done winning 79-70 over the Red Raiders.

The Aggies (16-5, 2-4) wins their second conference game and their second in a row against the Red Raiders. A&M won 98-54 the last time Tech came to College Station.

Additionally, the win also snaps a three-game losing streak.

B.J. Holmes led the Aggies in scoring with 24 points. Bryan Davis and David Loubeau led A&M in rebounds with eight each. Donald Sloan and Dash Harris led the team in assists with five each. In addition, Chinemelu Elonu, Davis and Loubeau led the team in blocks with two each.

The Red Raiders (11-9, 1-4) lose their second consecutive conference game and five of their last six. The road loss was Tech’s eighth consecutive loss. Tech’s last win on the road was February 20 of last year at Colorado.

Pat Knight falls to 0-2 against the Aggies. Bob Knight was still the coach when the Red Raiders won 68-53 over A&M in Lubbock.

John Roberson and Robert Lewandowski led the Red Raiders in scoring with 20 points each. The 20 points was a career high for Lewandowski, his previous high was 16 at Missouri. Alan Voskuil had 16 points and Tech’s next highest scorer was Damir Suljagic with eight.

Mike Singletary who averages 11 points per game failed to score in eight minutes of play attempting only one shot.

Suljagic led the team in rebounds with six; Roberson led the team in assists with 13. Roberson, Suljagic and Voskuil led the team in steals with two each. Roberson, Lewandowski and Singletary each got a blocked shot.

The Red Raiders started the game strong, jumping out to a 13-4 lead in the first four and a half minutes of the game. Lewandowski scored six of Tech’s points during the run.

The Aggies went on a 9-4 run to bring the game within two. Holmes hit two three pointers, scoring six of A&M’s nine points.

The Red Raiders would go on one more first half run to take a 28-21 lead with 8:30 left in the first half. Roberson scored 11 points on three three-pointers in just over a two-minute time span.

A&M would go on a 15-5 run to take their first lead of the game, 36-33 with 4:20 left in the first half. Holmes made three, three-pointers in a minute, while the Red Raiders only scored five points in three and a half minutes. The Aggies led 43-40 at halftime.

In the second half the Red Raiders started out quickly scoring the first six points of the half taking a 46-43 lead with 16:44 remaining. Lewandowski and Voskuil hit jumpers and Suljagic made a layup.

The Aggies would go on a 12-5 run over a five-minute span. The game would go back and forth with Tech tying the game at 58 with 8:35 remaining. A&M was up 66-64 with 5:21 remaining and would go on a 10-2 run to take a 10-point lead with 1:05 left in the game.

The Red Raiders will host the Nebraska Cornhuskers (12-7, 2-4) on Saturday and the Aggies will host the Oklahoma State Cowboys (13-6, 2-3).