Carter scores 18 as Aggies hold off Colorado 72-66

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BOULDER, Colo. (AP)—Josh Carter scored 18 points, B.J. Holmes added 16 points and Texas A&M kept its NCAA tournament hopes alive with a 72-66 win over Colorado on Wednesday night.

Donald Sloan had 14 for the Aggies (22-8, 8-7), who have won five straight heading into their final Big 12 game against No. 15 Missouri at home on Saturday.

Cory Higgins had a game-high 27 points for the Buffaloes (9-20, 1-14), who lost their 10th straight Big 12 game.

The Aggies trailed 54-46 with 5:50 left before going on a 20-4 run to take control. They led 67-60 with less than a minute remaining when Colorado hit two 3-pointers to pull within 68-66. Texas A&M closed it out with four free throws in the final 15 seconds.

The Buffaloes, whose last win came against Iowa State on Jan. 27, led at halftime for the first time this season in conference play.

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 Top Performers
 Texas A&M
Josh Carter Josh Carter
6-11,  18 Pts
7 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Colorado
Cory Higgins Cory Higgins
10-18,  27 Pts
6 Rebs, 4 Assists

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