Texas A&M 64

(16-7, 6-6 Big 12)

Baylor 60

(2-10, 2-10 Big 12)

    1:30 PM ET, February 18, 2006

    Ferrell Center, Waco, Texas

    1 2 T
    TA&M 31 3364
    BAY 34 2660

    Top Performers

    Texas A&M: A. Law IV 18 Pts, 3 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

    Baylor: T. Swanson 12 Pts, 14 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Texas A&M 64, Baylor 60

    WACO, Texas (AP) -- Acie Law IV got what he apparently wanted -- a tough victory.

    Law hit a key jumper in the final minute and scored the last of his 18 points on two free throws with 2.6 seconds remaining, clinching Texas A&M's 64-60 win over Baylor on Saturday.

    Josh Carter and Joseph Jones each added 14 points for Texas A&M (16-7, 6-6 Big 12). Carter's layup with 8.9 seconds left put the Aggies ahead 62-58, but Tommy Swanson's tip-in cut the Baylor deficit to two.

    Law then sank the free throws, his first two of the game, after he was fouled by Aaron Bruce on the inbound pass.

    It was the second close game between the teams this season. In College Station on Jan. 29, the Aggies hit four free throws in the final 40 seconds to hold off Baylor 72-70.

    "We prefer to grind it out," said Law, who was 8-of-17 from the field. "We play for turnovers, missed shots, loose balls down on the floor ... we feel like if we get them to play our style of play, we can grind out a victory."

    Curtis Jerrells and Bruce led Baylor (2-10, 2-10) with 14 points each. Swanson had a double-double, scoring 12 points and grabbing a career-high 14 rebounds.

    Texas A&M's Antana Kavaliauskas added 10 points, going 5-for-5 from the field.

    Baylor missed an opportunity when, trailing 58-56 with 21.9 seconds left, Swanson couldn't corral the rebound after Carter's missed free throw. The ball went off Swanson's fingertips and fell out of bounds.

    "I thought we had that one," Baylor coach Scott Drew said.

    Texas A&M, which shot just 35 percent in the second half, led 28-17 late in the first half before Baylor stormed back. The Bears ended the half on a 17-3 run and took a 34-31 halftime lead.

    The victory was the third straight for the Aggies.

    "That was a hard-fought win, and I'm very, very, very happy to get it," Texas A&M coach Billy Gillispie said.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 64 60
    FG Made-Attempted 26-59 (.441) 25-53 (.472)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-18 (.278) 5-16 (.313)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-15 (.467) 5-10 (.500)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 11 7

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