Sooners Lose At Home To A&M

Saturday, February 17th 2007, 4:51 pm
By: News On 6

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Joseph Jones and Acie Law scored 21 points each and #6 Texas A&M rebounded from its second conference loss to beat Oklahoma 56-49 Saturday.

Jones, despite leaving the floor with assistance twice because of minor injuries, went 8-12 from the field for Texas A&M (22-4, 10-2), which maintained its spot atop the conference standings. Jones' point total matched his second highest of the season.

David Godbold made a career-high 5 3-pointers in 7-attempts and scored a career-high 20 points for Oklahoma (15-10, 6-6), which had hoped to bolster its NCAA tournament credentials with an upset. Texas A&M swept its season series against Oklahoma this season after going 1-25 against the Sooners before that.

The game pitted the two teams that entered Saturday ranked 1-2 in the Big 12 in scoring defense, and true to form, the Sooners and Aggies staged a low-scoring contest.

The Sooners led 38-37 as late as the 7-minute mark before Texas A&M scored 8-straight points to take control. A reverse layup by Law put the Aggies ahead 45-38 with 5:05 left.