Well, that is not how you win on the road--turnovers, fouls, and lack of defense. For the fifth straight year, the Aggies and Longhorns split the season series with each team protecting their home court. Texas falls to 6-5 in conference play with the 81-66 loss in College Station.
Other than a 13 point, 10 rebound double-double from Dexter Pittman and about five solid minutes of defense in the second half, not much went right for the Longhorns. In the first half Texas coughed up the ball eight times, got a combined two points from Damion James and AJ Abrams, and had trouble defending the post and controlling the Aggies in transition.
The second half wasn’t much better. Texas settled too often for jump shots, never got into an offensive rhythm, and, despite fighting back from 19 points down, was not able to put it all together.
The Longhorns are now just one game above .500 in the conference with #2 Oklahoma visiting on Saturday evening. With just five games left in the regular season, Texas still has work to do.
Your post game comments here. A full review coming late tomorrow.