Saturday, February 09, 2008

Today's Big 12 men's basketball action featured a couple of "battles of the run."

Texas A&M's 77-69 win over Missouri included a sizable spurt by each team. The Tigers outscored the Aggies 17-3 during a stretch of the first half, but A&M started off the second half 15-0 en route to the victory.

Nebraska went on a 21-2 spree in the first half, and then withstood a 13-2 Texas Tech rally in the second, in defeating the Red Raiders, 73-62.

Elsewhere, Drake University won its 21st straight game, dropping Evansville, 73-65. The Bulldogs are 22-1 overall, the only loss coming at St. Mary's in Drake's second game of the year. Drake is undefeated in the Missouri Valley Conference, defeating several teams that have been good in recent years (Southern Illinois, Missouri State, Creighton). Further, in nonconference play, the Bulldogs claimed the unofficial state championship of Iowa by defeating the Big 12's Iowa State (in a rout) and Big 10 member, the University of Iowa (see Drake's game-by-game log).

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