Lewis leads Texas over Texas A&M 61-51

The Associated Press
Lewis leads Texas over Texas A&M 61-51
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Texas guard Sheldon McClellan, right, drives the ball against Texas A&M forward David Loubeau, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Julien Lewis scored 16 points to help Texas beat Texas A&M 61-51 on Wednesday night in what may be the last contest in Austin in the 95-year-old rivalry.

The schools meet in College Station on Feb. 6, but after that, they are not scheduled to play each other as non-conference opponents once A&M joins the Southeastern Conference later this year.

J'Covan Brown had 14 points and Clint Chapman added 11 for the Longhorns (12-4, 2-1), who improved to 136-85 in a series that dates back to 1917.

Khris Middleton scored 19 points as the Aggies (9-6, 0-3) fell into a tie for last place in the Big 12, a long way from their preseason No. 20 ranking.

Texas converted just two field goals in the game's first 10 minutes but still led 10-8 midway through the first half, and Lewis had 10 points to help the Longhorns go into intermission up 26-24.