COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Charles Carmouche had 20 points and five assists to lead LSU to a 68-57 win over Texas A&M on Wednesday night.

The Aggies never led in the second half, but cut the lead to three points with about 6 1/2 minutes left. That's when the Tigers used a 12-2 spurt to make it 66-53 with less than 2 minutes to go. Carmouche scored the last six points of that run for LSU (18-10, 9-8 Southeastern Conference) to secure the victory.

Senior Ray Turner led Texas A&M (17-13, 7-10) in his last home game with 16 points and tied his season high with 13 rebounds. Fellow senior Elston Turner, who entered the game averaging a team-leading 18 points, added 11 points for the Aggies.

 

 

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Postgame Notes

LSU 68, Texas A&M 57

March 6, 2013 Reed Arena

TEAM RECORDS & SERIES NOTES

● Texas A&M saw its record fall to 17-13 on the season with a 7-10 mark in SEC play.

● LSU, meanwhile, won for the eighth time in its last 11 outings to improve to 18-10 on the year with a 9-8 league record.

● The all-time series between the schools now stands at 15-11 in favor of LSU.

TEAM NOTES

● LSU led 27-25 after one half of play.

● For the game, the Aggies shot 42.6 percent (23-of-54) from the field, but were guilty of 18 turnovers ... A&M owned a 35-31 edge in the rebounding column.

● The Tigers made 27-of-56 shots (48.2 percent) in the contest.

INDIVIDUAL NOTES

● Senior forward Ray Turner earned his seventh career double-double (third this season) by finishing with 16 points and a season-high tying 13 rebounds.

● RS sophomore forward Kourtney Roberson blocked a game-high three shots, while also contributing eight points.

● Senior guard Elston Turner scored 11 points on 4-of-14 shooting, reaching double figures for the 51st time in 62 career games at A&M.

● Junior guard Fabyon Harris chipped in with 12 points, all during the second half.

UP NEXT

● The Aggies will travel to Fayetteville, Ark., this weekend to face Arkansas on Saturday during the team's regular season finale ... The game will be televised by ESPNU.

● LSU, meanwhile, will conclude the regular season Saturday by hosting Ole Miss at home.

 

 

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Postgame Quotes

LSU 68, Texas A&M 57

March 6, 2013 ● Reed Arena

Texas A&M Head Coach Billy Kennedy

Opening statement:

"I thought LSU and the physical play of their guards gave us a lot of problems. Their athleticism, ability to speed us up offensively and turn us over were the biggest factors. But it was mostly guard play because we did a good job on Johnny O'Bryant, except for one stretch during the first half where he hurt us. I thought our guard play was not as good as it needed to be."

On Elston's injury affecting the team:

"It is a big problem. You know, I thought he also looked a bit tired today. He has been carrying us all year and playing so many minutes; I just hope he isn't wearing down. Hopefully, he will be okay for Saturday."

On facing Arkansas on the road Saturday:

"It's going to be a tough game. Arkansas is a different team at home, I think they are perfect in league play and they are 20 points better at home for whatever reason. They are going to watch the tape and come after our guards. In that hostile environment, hopefully, we should be ready for it this time of the year. But it will be a challenge, and if we don't compete better than we did today, it will be a tough night."