Thirty years ago Mike Singletary helped Baylor to three straight wins over A&M.
This time around it was the basketball version of Mike Singletary who singlehandedly made the Aggies choke like Reveille on a steak bone.
With 18 minutes to go in tonight's Big 12 tournament game, A&M led Texas Tech 50-29. With 10:41 to go, the Aggies led the Red Raiders 60-50. Over the next 10:10 of the game, the score was
Texas Tech sophomore Mike Singletary 29
Texas A&M 18
Singletary rocked the Aggies for 43 points - 35 in the second half, as Tech overcame a 22-point deficeit to eliminate A&M 88-83. Singletary, a 6-5 sophomore who doesn't even start for the Red Raiders hit 14-20 from the field including 3-4 from three point range. He had all of 4 three pointers for the entire season before tonight.
The win moves Tech into the quarterfinals Thursday, while the loss makes the Aggies a little more nervous heading into Selection Sunday. It is true that no team with an RPI as good as A&M's (29 right now) has been left out of the tournament in over a decade. Still, this has gotta hurt.
Who says Conference Tournaments aren't worthwhile?