Buffs Pound Texas A&M

Buffs aggressive defense force Aggies to shoot only 38% as Colorado gets another big win at home.

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Michel Morandais scored 24 points and Stephane Pelle added 21 points and 12 rebounds as Colorado beat Texas A&M 98-83 Saturday.

Colorado (15-8, 5-5 Big 12) had five players in double figures, including David Harrison, who had 15 points and 11 rebounds for his sixth double-double of the season. Pelle also recorded his ninth double-double of the season (34th career) and his 12 rebounds passed CU great Cliff Meely (1968-71) to become the school's all-time leading rebounder with 974. Meely's ended his career with 971.

Antoine Wright and Bernard King each scored 21 points for Texas A&M (12-9, 4-6). King, who scored a season-high 29 in the Aggies' win over Missouri on Wednesday, went 5-for-6 from the free-throw line against Colorado.

Colorado led 42-37 at halftime and open the second half with a 21-7 run, culminating in a 3-pointer by Blair Wilson to make it 63-44 with 12:56 to play.

The Aggies pulled to within 14 points with 2:15 left after a 3-pointer by Dylan Leal. Wright scored the final six points for the Aggies. Texas led 12-4 early in the game but Colorado responded with four unanswered baskets and never trailed again.

Colorado was 7-of-11 on 3-pointers and shot 61 percent from the floor. Texas A&M shot only 38 percent from the floor and hit 12 of 29 3-pointers.


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