No. 5 Kansas Vs. Texas A&M: Jayhawks Lock Down For 64-54 Win

LAWRENCE, KS - JANUARY 16: Travis Releford #24 of the Kansas Jayhawks reacts as the Jayhawks defeat the Baylor Bears 92-74 to win the game on January 16, 2012 at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Kansas weathered a rocky first half and locked down in the second half to beat Texas A&M on Monday night.

Kansas went to the half against Texas A&M with a two-point deficit. The Jayhawks responded by locking the Aggies down in the second half for a 64-54 victory.

Thomas Robinson led Kansas with 18 points and 10 rebounds, and also added four blocks, but Jeff Withey doubled him up with eight blocks and added 10 points of his own. The Jayhawks had 12 blocks to Texas A&M's zero, and allowed just 24 points in the second half, 12 in the final 5:34, after Kansas had the game well in hand.

Elston Turner led Texas A&M, playing without leading scorer Khris Middleton, with 24 points, but he and David Loubeau, who had 15 points, each took 18 shots to get their numbers.

For more on the Jayhawks, visit Kansas blog Rock Chalk Talk; for more on Texas A&M, visit Aggies blog I Am The 12th Man. Don't forget to check out SB Nation's college basketball hub for all your bracketology and other college basketball news.

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