A&M crushes Colorado in Big 12 play

January 13, 2008 11:42:56 AM PST
Texas A&M opened Big 12 play with a win as convincing as its last seven. Dominique Kirk scored 15 points and freshman DeAndre Jordan added 14 to lead the 11th-ranked Aggies to an easy 86-69 victory over Colorado on Saturday, their eighth straight win by at least 15 points.

For the Buffaloes it was another dismal start to conference play as they lost their 11th straight Big 12 opener. Colorado (8-7, 0-1) has won just once in a league opener since the inception of the Big 12.

The only time the Aggies (15-1, 1-0) trailed in this one was when a 3 by Cory Higgins made it 3-0 in the opening minute. They led by 15 points at halftime and had built their lead to 61-42 after a layup by Bryan Davis about eight minutes into the second half.

A dunk by Marcus King-Stockton capped a 12-6 run for Colorado and cut A&M's lead to 67-54. Kirk answered the run with a jump shot and a 3-pointer to put the game out of reach.

Higgins had 15 points for the Buffaloes and Xavier Silas and Richard Roby added 14 apiece.

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