Aggies roll to 79-53 win over LSU

No. 10 Texas A&M (14-1) scored the first nine points of the game, took a 15-point halftime lead, and cruised to a 26-point win over LSU in front of a Reed Arena crowd of 12,255. Donald Sloan had 17 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 assists to lead the Aggies to their seventh straight win.

No. 10 Texas A&M (14-1) scored the first nine points of the game, took a 15-point halftime lead, and cruised to a 26-point win over LSU in front of a Reed Arena crowd of 12,255. Donald Sloan had 17 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 assists to lead the Aggies to their seventh straight win.

The Aggies got a 9-0 start in the first three and a half minutes and moved out to moved out to a 15-point lead 26-11 on a layup by Chinemelu Elonu at 11:36 in the first half.

LSU pulled within 10 points 32-22 on a Tiger steal and a breakaway dunk by freshman Garrett Green with 7:23 left in the first half.

The Aggies regained their 15-point lead at halftime 43-28.

In the 2nd half, A&M extended their lead to 30 points, 68-38, at the 8:16 mark, taking advantage of LSU's lack of depth.

From that point, the Aggies cruised to an easy 79-53 win over LSU.

Donald Sloan led the Aggies, with 17 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 assists. Sloan was 7-of-9 from the field in 31 minutes of play.

Josh Carter had 13 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists. Joseph Jones had 12 points and 4 rebounds. Freshman center DeAndre Jordan (pictured above) scored 7 points and pulled down 5 rebounds. Coming off of the bench, Chinemelu Elonu had 8 points and 6 rebounds.

The Aggies held LSU to 37.5% shooting and outrebounded the Tigers 37-25.

For LSU, true freshman Anthony Randolph had 16 points and 7 rebounds. LSU's leading scorer, Marcus Thornton, was held to 5-of-16 from the field, in scoring 12 points with 7 rebounds.

The Aggies avenge two losses in 2006 to the Tigers.

Texas A&M now prepares to open Big 12 Conference play when they host Colorado next Saturday.


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