Texasam 27 35 62
Oklahoma 22 31 53
Date of game: 3/7/2012

Recap: Oklahoma vs. Texas A&M

Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) - Khris Middleton and David Loubeau each scored 15 points to pace the ninth-seeded Texas A&M Aggies as they avenged a loss in the regular season finale by downing the eighth-seeded Oklahoma Sooners 62-53 in the first round of the Big 12 Conference Tournament at the Sprint Center.

Elston Turner added 14 points and Ray Turner put in 12 off the bench for Texas A&M (14-17) which will have a stern test against top-seeded Kansas in the tournament's second round. Loubeau also led the Aggies on the boards bringing in nine rebounds.

Oklahoma (15-16) got a game-high 17 points from Romero Osby while Sam Grooms chipped in 13 points. The Sooners defeated the Aggies 65-62 at home to clinch the eighth seed last Saturday.

The first half went back and forth with four lead changes despite neither team shooting particularly well. The Aggies went 12-for-32 in the first twenty minutes to the 9-for-23 performance put together by Oklahoma. The Aggies took control with a 9-0 spurt late in the first half and went into the locker room leading 27-22.

The teams were identical shooting the ball in the second half with each connecting on 39.1 percent of its shots. The Aggies were able to stretch their advantage and lead for the entire second period by turning in a 15-of-16 effort from the free throw line while outscoring the Sooners 6-0 from three point range.

Texas A&M held a 37-28 advantage on the glass including a 13-6 discrepancy in offensive rebounds leading to the Aggies 15-8 advantage on second chance points. Oklahoma got only three points from it's bench while the Aggies enjoyed 12 points from it's reserves.

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