Texas A&M gets 1st Big 12 win, 67-54 over Tech



COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Khris Middleton, Elston Turner and Naji Hibbert scored 12 points each and Texas A&M took advantage of a poor-shooting Texas Tech team to get its first Big 12 Conference win, 67-54, on Saturday.

Texas A&M (10-6, 1-3) never trailed, and the Red Raiders couldn’t overcome a tough start where they didn’t make a field goal until more than 10 minutes into the game.

The Aggies led by 17 at halftime and used a 10-2 run punctuated by a dunk by David Loubeau to extend the lead to 44-19 with 16 minutes remaining.

The win snapped a three-game skid for the Aggies and was their fifth straight over Texas Tech (7-9, 0-4).

Jaye Crockett led the Red Raiders with 19 points and eight rebounds.