No. 13 Oklahoma St. 91, Texas A&M 79

Tuesday, February 3rd 2004, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) _ John Lucas scored 27 points and Tony Allen had 13 of his 21 in the second half for No. 13 Oklahoma State, which held off Texas A&M 91-79 Tuesday night for its sixth straight victory.

The Cowboys (16-2, 6-1 Big 12) never trailed after the opening minutes of the game but the Aggies (7-11, 0-7) got within 73-68 with 5:51 to play before going on to their seventh straight loss.

The Cowboys took a 53-39 lead early in the second half on a 3-pointer by Lucas. The Aggies went on an 11-2 run to get within 55-51, but Oklahoma State answered with a run that included consecutive baskets by Janavo Weatherspoon to make it 64-53.

Lucas scored the Cowboys' final six points.

Jesse King led the Aggies with 19 points and Antoine Wright had 13. Andy Slocum got his seventh double-double with 10 points and 15 rebounds.

The Cowboys closed out a tight first half with an 11-2 run that ended with a 3-pointer at the buzzer by Lucas that made it 43-34.

The Cowboys have won 12 of their last 13 games and beat the Aggies for the eighth straight time.

The Cowboys played without reserve forwards Marcus Dove and Tremaine Fuqua, who were suspended indefinitely from the team earlier Tuesday for violating team policy. Coach Eddie Sutton declined further comment.

Fuqua played 18 minutes in two games this season and had one field goal. Dove is a freshman redshirt.