COL BKB: Kansas 66, Texas A&M 58

Feb. 22, 2012 at 11:58 PM

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- A 21-point effort from Elijah Johnson pushed No. 5 Kansas to a big lead Wednesday and the Jayhawks fought off a late comeback bid to down Texas A&M 66-58.

It was the final regular-season meeting between the teams as fellow Big 12 Conference members. The Aggies move to the Southeastern Conference next season.

Kansas held Texas A&M scoreless for more than 5 minutes early in the second half while building a 21-point cushion. The Aggies fought back to within four when Elston Turner made a pair of free throws with 40 seconds to go and they regained possession after Johnson missed two foul shots for the Jayhawks.

Texas A&M's last hope disappeared, however, when Zach Kinsley missed a 3-point attempt with 27 seconds to play.

Kansas (23-5, 13-2 Big 12) won its fifth straight with Tyshawn Taylor adding 12 points.

Khris Middleton had 23 points for the Aggies (13-14, 4-11), who have lost six out of seven.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Tiger Woods' playing partner Steve Stricker wants the 'old Tiger back'
Texas Rangers' Hamilton promises cautious approach
Love: 'I'm going back to Cleveland'
San Antonio Spurs, Leonard agree to 5-year, $90M deal
New Orleans Pelicans, Anthony Davis agree to 5-year, $145M extension