Published February 27, 2010
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Donald Sloan scored 19 points to lead No. 22 Texas A&M to a 74-58 win over No. 21 Texas on Saturday in a game that saw Longhorns guard J'Covan Brown injured after a hard fall late in the game.
Texas A&M (20-8, 9-5 Big 12) never trailed and went up 10 points before scoring six in a row to push the lead to 66-50 with about three minutes remaining.
The Longhorns (22-7, 8-6) finished with their lowest scoring output of the season. Leading scorer Damion James, who entered the game averaging 17.7 points and 10.7 rebounds, finished with 12 points and one rebound.
Brown was taken off the court on a board with his neck stabilized after falling hard on a drive to the basket late in the game. Texas officials said he had a neck injury, likely a stinger, and was being taken to a local hospital for evaluation.
He was conscious as he was wheeled out of the arena on a stretcher about 20 minutes after the game.
Texas A&M led 72-58 when Brown collided with Texas A&M's B.J. Holmes as he went to the basket. Both players were injured in the collision, but Brown remained on the court after Holmes was carried off with an apparent ankle injury.
Play was stopped for about 10 minutes while Brown was looked at. Medical personnel were called to the court after a couple of minutes and he was taped to the board and taken off the court.
Loubeau added 15 points for the Aggies, who improved to 17-1 this season in games where they held an opponent to less than 70 points.
The Aggies outrebounded Texas 40-29.
Texas A&M fought off a rally by Texas by scoring five straight points to extend its lead to 58-46 with seven minutes left. The Aggies led by 16 points before Texas went on a 10-1 run, highlighted by a four-point play by Brown, to get within 53-46 about a minute earlier.
The Aggies were up by five points before going on a 16-5 run that including three 3-pointers to extend their lead to 52-36 with about 10 minutes remaining. A highlight of that run came on a two-handed putback dunk by Loubeau that brought the Reed Arena record crowd of 13,717 to its feet.