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January 13, 2007
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BOULDER, Colo. -Joseph Jones scored 18 points and grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds as No. 8 Texas A&M beat Colorado 87-69 on Saturday night for its eighth straight victory.
The Aggies (15-2, 3-0 Big 12) are off to their best start since opening 16-2 in 1959-60. The last time Texas A&M started 3-0 in league play was 1993-94 when it was a member of the Southwest Conference.
Colorado was led by Dominique Coleman with 17 points. He also had a career-best 13 rebounds.
The Buffaloes became the first team to score more than 65 points against the Aggies, who came in allowing the third-fewest points per game in the country (52.7).
Colorado (4-9, 0-3) has beaten a ranked opponent at home in each of the last four years, but it couldn't upset the Aggies. The Buffaloes were as close as 57-56 with less than 10 minutes remaining - and had several chances to take the lead - but couldn't capitalize.
The Aggies put Colorado away with a 19-3 run as the Buffaloes went more than three minutes without a basket.
Richard Roby scored 11 points, his 10th straight game in double figures. He came in averaging 25 points in Big 12 play.