The No. 11 Texas A&M Aggies (12-1) beat the Florida A&M Rattlers 83-54 on Saturday afternoon for its fifth straight win.
Josh Carter (pictured above) scored 18 of his 20 points in the first half to lead the Aggies. Carter, who led the nation in 3-point accuracy last season, went 4-for-5 from 3-point range in the first half against the Rattlers.
Florida A&M (3-8) jumped out to a surprising 5-0 lead led 12-10 aty 15:22 in the first half. with about 15 minutes left
The Aggies had trouble early keeping up with the quickness of the smallish Rattlers, but soon adjusted and responded with an 8-0 run.
Florida A&M got within one, 18-17, with 11:44 remaining before halftime. The Aggies then scored 10 straight points, and led 47-30 at halftime.
Texas A&M outscored Florida A&M 11-5 in the opening minutes of the second half to stretch its lead to 58-35 with about 15 minutes to play.
The Aggies went up 67-40 with 12 minutes left in the game and Aggie coach Mark Turgeon went deep into the bench after this.
Texas A&M cruised to a 83-54 win.
DeAndre Jordan finished with 15 points for the Aggies, including 3-of-3 from the free throw line.
Joseph Jones scored 12 points and pulled down 4 rebounds.
Dominique Kirk didn't score, but led the team with seven assists and six rebounds.
Jordan provided a highlight when he took an alley-oop inbound pass from Kirk and finished with a two-handed dunk midway through the first half.
Bryan Davis had 13 points and 4 rebounds for the Aggies off the bench.
Akini Akini led Florida A&M with 10 points and six rebounds and Robinson had nine points.
Aggies coach Mark Turgeon moved into a tie with Billy Gillispie for the best start by a first-year coach in school history at 12-1. Gillispie, now the Kentucky coach, went 12-1 to start the 2004-05 season.
The Aggies' face Rice on Monday night before next Saturday's matchup with LSU.
Texas A&M opens Big 12 play against Colorado on Jan. 12.