COLLEGE STATION, Texas- Donald Sloan had 15 points and eight assists to help No. 9 Texas A&M remain undefeated with a 76-63 victory over Alabama on Wednesday night.
Alabama stayed with the Aggies (7-0) got within two points early in the second half but wouldn't get any closer.
The Crimson Tide (3-2) cut A&M's lead to 50-47 on a 3-pointer by Rico Pickett with about 12 minutes left before Josh Carter answered with a 3 for the Aggies. Sloan extended his arms above his head to signal the 3 just before the shot swished through the net.
Sloan then stole the ball from Mykal Riley and made a layup to make it 55-47.
It was Texas A&M's first game in College Station since capturing the NIT Season Tip-Off championship with a 70-47 win over Ohio State on Friday at Madison Square Garden.
Crimson Tide star Richard Hendrix, who finished with 19 points and 12 rebounds, had a layup with about eight minutes left to cut A&M's lead to six points, but Dominique Kirk scored four quick points to make it 61-51.
Hendrix made two free throws before the Aggies scored five straight points punctuated by Chinemelu Elonu's dunk to take a 66-53 lead with five minutes left to put this one out of reach.
Kirk added 14 points and Carter had 13 for the Aggies.
Aggies remain unbeaten with win over Alabama
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