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Updated: Saturday, February 21, 2004 8:26 PM EST
NCAA BASKETBALL RECAP
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(23) Texas Tech 76, Texas A&M 60

LUBBOCK, Texas (Ticker) -- Andre Emmett and Jarrius Jackson may not have started but they helped finish the worst team in the conference.

Emmett had 18 points to become the Big 12 Conference's all-time scoring leader and Jackson netted 19 as No. 23 Texas Tech got back on track with a 76-60 triumph over lowly Texas A&M.

Losers in three of its last five outings, Texas Tech (19-7, 7-5 Big 12) got back on track against the last-place team in the conference. They did so with a juggled lineup that saw Emmett and Jackson - a freshman - start on the bench.

Emmett, the only player on the team to start every game this season, provided a spark off the bench, making 6-of-10 shots. His dunk with 7:53 to go in the first half put Texas Tech ahead 27-12 and gave him 2,098 career points.

Former Kansas star Nick Collison held the previous record. Emmett has 1,112 points and needs just seven to move past Rick Bullock for first place in school history.

Jackson had started all but one game this season but he too began the contest on the bench. When inserted into the game, Jackson made his impact felt, making 7-of-10 shots.

Devonne Giles added 14 points, Robert Tomaszek 13 and Ronald Ross 10 for the Red Raiders, who used a 13-3 run early in the first half to seize control.

Antoine Wright led Texas A&M (7-16, 0-12) with 17 points. The struggling Aggies have lost the last two games of their 12-game skid by a combined 36 points.

Texas Tech led, 7-5, 2:37 into the contest when a three-point play by Ross ignited the key run. Giles had six points and Ross five in the spurt, which was capped by a basket by Tomaszek with 11:44 to go.

The Red Raiders pushed their lead to 32-16 with 5 1/2 minutes to go in the half and led 38-24 at the break. Texas Tech shot 61 percent (14-of-23) over the opening 20 minutes and made all eight of its free-throw attempts.

Kevin Turner had 13 points points off the bench for Texas A&M, which committed 19 turnovers.


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