Texas State took a surprising lead midway through the first half, but Texas A&M dominated the Bobcats the rest of the game and cruised to a 109-73 win. Freshman center DeAndre Jordan scored 18 points and pulled down 9 rebounds to lead the Aggies.
Texas A&M got a early lead 15-5 at 15:22 inm the half. Texas State used four 3-pointers by forward Dylan Mosely to go on a 15-4 run and took a surpising 20-19 lead on a layup by Brandon Bush at 12:03 in the first half
The Aggies responded to the challenge by going on a 26-4 run to take a 45-24 lead with 3:58 left in the first half. The Bobcats played level with the Aggies the remainder of the half to leave Texas A&M with a 56-35 halftime lead.
At the half, Josh Carter led the Aggies in scoring with 12 points. DeAndre Jordan had 9 points and 7 rebounds. Joseph Jones had 8 point and 5 rebounds. Donald Sloan had 5 points and 5 assists for the Aggies.
Texas A&M continued to dominate in the second half, outscoring Texas State 53-38, while playing every player on the Aggie bench.
For the game, DeAndre Jordan scored 18 points and pulled down 9 rebounds to lead the Aggies. Jordan hit 6 of 7 from the field and connected with 6 of 11 free throws. Donald Sloan had 18 points, 5 assists, and 4 rebounds. Joseph Jones has 12 points and 7 rebounds while Josh Carter recorded 12 points and 5 rebounds. Off the bench, Bryan David had 7 assists, Chinemelu Elonu had 10 points and BJ Holmes scored 9 points. Texas A&M played 18 different players in the game.
For Texas State, Dylan Mosely came off the bench and scored 16 points pulled down 5 rebounds. Texas A&M held Texas State's top player, Brandon Bush, to 8 points and 6 rebounds.
Texas State just had no answer to the Aggie inside game. The Aggies hit 41 of 61 from the field, many on dunks, and the 67.2% field goal percentage was the 4th highest in Aggie basketball history.
Of some concern for the Aggies were the 19 turnovers and the 20-of-37 from the line.
Overall, this was a fun game for the Aggies,the Aggies got the job done, got some good experience against a pressing defense, and everyone on the Aggie bench got to play.
The Aggies will now take a couple of days off, letting the players prepare for exams, before starting to prepare for their next game next Sunday afternoon when they host Arkansas - Pine Bluff.