Texas A&M 92, Colorado 77
BOULDER, Colo. (AP)—Antoine Wright matched a career-high with 32 points and Joseph Jones added 16 points as Texas A&M won its first Big 12 Conference road game by beating Colorado 92-77 Saturday.
Wright was 9-for-13 shooting and 11-of-11 from the free throw line for Texas A&M (16-7, 5-7 Big 12). The Aggies also won for the first time in five games in Boulder.
Wright also outplayed Richard Roby of Colorado (13-11, 4-8), a high school teammate at Lawrence Academy in Groton, Mass. Roby managed 21 points. Andy Osborn had 16 points with four 3-pointers.
Colorado honored former Colorado and 2004 NBA Finals MVP Chauncey Billups at halftime.
Texas A&M rarely missed, shooting 71 percent in the first half, and with Wright and Jones combining for 28 points, led 51-33 at the break. Wright had 11 points with three 3-pointers in an 18-0 run that put the Aggies ahead 35-13 with seven minutes left in the half.
Colorado tried several defenses to slow Texas A&M down, but it was point guard’s Marcus Hall’s aggressive play and eight points in a three-minute stretch that closed the gap to 38-25. But Jones answered with six points over the final 2:31 that gave the Aggies an 18-point edge.
Texas A&M extended its lead to 65-42 with a 14-2 run, including eight points from Wright, early in the second half. The lead was 82-60 when Roby, who was 1-for-4 shooting in the first half, hit a 3-pointer and scored 10 straight points for Colorado to make it 82-70 with 4:02 left.
Roby’s layup off a steal got the Buffaloes as close as 83-75 with 2:30 remaining. But Texas A&M put the game away when Dominique Kirk buried a 3-pointer and Wright converted a layup off a back door cut on its next two possessions.
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