AUSTIN, Texas (Ticker) -- T.J. Ford scored a career-high 25 points and freshman Brad Buckman grabbed 12 rebounds as fourth-ranked Texas paid back Texas A&M with an 89-61 Big 12 Conference rout.
Texas (12-2, 3-0 Big 12) improved to 35-2 against intrastate opponents in coach Rick Barnes' four-plus seasons. One of the defeats was an 80-74 loss to Texas A&M here last season that ended a 16-game skid in the series.
Jason Klotz scored a career-high 15 points as Texas won its seventh straight and improved to 8-0 at home. The Longhorns survived going 2-of-14 from beyond the arc.
"We had a great night shooting the ball inside the perimeter," Barnes said. "For a night that we didn't shoot the ball well, we got the job done in other areas."
The Longhorns never trailed as they took the lead for good on Royal Ivey's jumper with just over nine minutes remaining. That triggered an 18-1 run that featured seven points by Ford for a commanding 30-13 cushion.
After Ivey's basket, Brian Boddicker nailed a 3-pointer. Brandon Mouton and Klotz added baskets before the Aggies' Andy Slocum split a pair at the line. Ford made two straight jumpers and converted a three-point play before Mouton connected on a jumper with just over six minutes left for the 17-point bulge.
"We can handle any defense a team has," Ford said. "That's what we prepare for every day in practice."
Texas A&M (9-5, 1-2) was led by Bernard King's 16 points. King poured in 30 in the Aggies' victory over Texas last season.
But Aggies freshman Antoine Wright, one of the top newcomers in the country, was held in check as he scored 11 points on 4-of-16 shooting while being defended by Mouton.
"Antoine Wright is a great player and is hard to guard because he has an inside and outside game, but Brandon Mouton did a great job on him tonight," Barnes said. "Brandon Mouton had a great game defensively for a guy who normally is a shooter."
James Thomas collected nine points and 16 rebounds as the Longhorns easily controlled play on the glass to the tune of a 53-33 advantage. All of Thomas' rebounds came on the defensive end as he and Buckman dominated.
"Brad stepped his game up the last few games that we've played," Thomas said. "I forced myself to step up and I'm always thinking about rebounds."
Texas held a 34-16 edge in points in the paint. The Longhorns scored 21 points on 19 turnovers by the sloppy Aggies.
"Those guys are very physical and they beat up our guys a little bit, but that's the way the Big 12 is," Texas A&M coach Melvin Watkins said. "We were concerned about how physical the play would be today."
King provided A&M with some momentum by banking a shot from beyond halfcourt to cut the halftime deficit to 43-28. King did all the scoring in a 7-1 run to open the second half to slice the deficit to nine points.
Ford helped restore order with six points a 15-4 burst to open up a 59-39 advantage. Ivey, who finished with eight points, converted a layup on the fast break capped the run.
The Aggies shot a frigid 30 percent (19-of-63), including a woeful 6-of-24 showing from their bench.
Texas concluded a seven-game stretch against unranked competition. Its next three games are against top 25 teams in Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma State.