Hamilton paces No. 7 UT to rout over No. 16 Aggies

Texas A&M guard B.J. Homes (11) goes for a shot against Texas' Matt Hill (21) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Jon Eilts)

January 31, 2011 8:28:26 PM PST
Jordan Hamilton scored 20 points and No. 3 Texas rolled to an easy 69-49 win over No. 16 Texas A&M on Monday night, the Longhorns' first victory in College Station since 2004. Texas never trailed and built a 25-point lead by halftime thanks to hot shooting and their trademark stifling defense. The Aggies outscored the Longhorns by five points in the second half, but the dominant first half kept Texas (19-3, 7-0) undefeated in the Big 12.

The Aggies (17-4, 4-3) have lost three of four in a skid that began when Texas beat them 81-60 in Austin less than two weeks ago to snap a 13-game winning streak.

B.J. Holmes had 19 points for Texas A&M.