Aggies d-ominate Arkansas Pine Bluff

Josh Carter scored 16 points and No. 12 Texas A&M used stifling defense for a 64-37 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Sunday. It was another strong defensive performance for the Aggies, who held the Golden Lions to under 21 percent shooting.

Josh Carter scored 16 points and No. 12 Texas A&M used stifling defense for a 64-37 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Sunday.

The Aggies (9-1) held Arkansas-Pine Bluff scoreless for nearly 10 minutes to start the game, then the Golden Lions went without a basket for an 8 1/2-minute span in the second half.

The win improves the Aggies' home record to 7-0 and breaks a three-game winning streak for Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

Arkansas-Pine Bluff (4-6) didn't score until a jump shot by Marcelle Goins with 10:13 left in the first half. By then, the Aggies led 18-2.

Three 3-pointers by Goins in the last 10 minutes before halftime helped cut A&M's lead to 30-19.

The Aggies opened the second half on a 20-2 run. Joseph Jones had a 3-pointer and a dunk as A&M built a 50-21 lead.

George Davis made Arkansas-Pine Bluff's second basket of the half with just under 10 minutes remaining.

A&M freshman 7-footer DeAndre Jordan later provided some excitement for the crowd of 7,789 when he missed a one-handed dunk, grabbed the rebound and finished with a two-handed slam.

It was another strong defensive performance for the Aggies, who held the Golden Lions to just 20.6 percent shooting.

Texas A&M has held seven of their first 10 opponents to under 40 percent shooting.

The Aggies were led by Josh Carter with 16 points and 4 rebounds. Derrick Sloan came off the bench to score 12 points. Bryan Davis came off the bench and had 7 points, 9 rebounds, 2 blocked shots, 2 steals, and 1 assist.

Marcelle Goins led Ark.-Pine Bluff with 14 points while Larry Williams scored 12 points.

The win improves Texas A&M's all-time record against opponents from the Southwestern Athletic conference to 30-1.

After scoring their most points since 1989 in a 109-73 win over Texas State in their previous game, the Aggies scored their fewest points of the season Sunday.

It could have been an even bigger blowout for the for Texas A&M, but the Aggies made just 4-of-14 3-point attempts and 6-of-16 free throw attempts.

The Aggies now prepare to host Detroit on Wednesday night.


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