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AGGIES WIN THIRD STRAIGHT, DOWN HOUSTON 70-58
 
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NOTE: Following a post-game video review, the score was adjusted to reflect the correct final score of 70-58.

HOUSTON— Elston Turner matched a career high with 26 points to lead Texas A&M to its third straight win, 70-58 over Houston Saturday night inside Hofheinz Pavilion.

70 - 58
Hofheinz Pavilion • Houston, Texas
Attendance: 6,423
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Texas A&M   (6-1) 42 28 70
Houston   (5-2) 24 34 58
 Stats at a Glance
A&M HOU
FG Percentage 48.3 40.8
3-Pt FG Percentage 36.4 33.3
FT Percentage 61.5 57.9
Rebounds 40 26
Turnovers 10 13
Points in the Paint 40 16
Points off Turnovers 16 10
Second Chance Points 14 18
Fast Break Points 4 2
Bench Points 12 15
A&M Leaders HOU
E Turner, 26 Pts Thompson, 16
R Turner, 11 Reb House, 6
Caruso, 7 Ast Thompson, 3
Caruso, 3 Stl Stiggers, 2
Roberson, 1 Blk Thomas, 2

The Aggies (6-1) led 42-24 at halftime before Houston climbed back in the contest by slicing Texas A&M's lead to 62-54 with 2:09 remaining. But Turner, a senior guard and team leader, tallied 10 points, including two 3-pointers, in the final 4:52 to hold the Cougars at bay.

J.J. Thompson led the Cougars (5-2) with 16 points, and Jherrod Stiggers followed with 12.

Texas A&M post players Kourtney Roberson and Ray Turner chipped in 14 points each, and Alex Caruso notched a game-high seven assists.

The Aggies doubled up the Cougars on offensive rebounds, 14-7, and won the overall rebounding margin 40-26. The former Southwest Conference members collided at Hofheinz for the first time since 2003.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post-Game Notes

Texas A&M Basketball

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Texas A&M 70, Houston 58

Dec. 1, 2012 Hofheinz Pavilion (Houston, Texas)

TEAM RECORDS & SERIES NOTES

● Texas A&M improved to 6-1 overall and 1-0 on the road this season.

● Houston, meanwhile, fell to 5-2 on the year and 3-1 at Hofheinz Pavilion.

● The all-time series between the former Southwest Conference partners now stands at 53-31 in favor of Houston.

 

TEAM NOTES

● The Aggies owned a 40-26 advantage in the rebounding column, their biggest margin this season.

● A&M dominated the interior of the lane all night, holding a 40-16 edge in points in the paint.

● For the game, A&M shot 29-of-60 (.483) while Houston hit 20-of-49 shots from the field (.408).

INDIVIDUAL NOTES

● Senior Ray Turner collected his fifth career double-double, finishing with 14 points and a game-high 11 rebounds.

● Senior Elston Turner scored 16 first half points en route to a career-high tying 26 points ... he led the team in scoring for the fifth time this year and the 16th time in the last two seasons.

● Elston also extended his streak of scoring double-digit points to seven ... he has 30 games of 10 or more points during his two-year A&M career.

● Sophomore Kourtney Roberson also reached double-digits in scoring for the Aggies, finishing with 14 points on 7-of-9 shooting.

● Freshman Alex Caruso set a new career-high by dishing out a game-best seven assists.

● A&M head coach Billy Kennedy is now 20-19 in his second season at Texas A&M and 231-198 in 15 years as a head coach.

FIRST HALF NOTES

● The Aggies took a 42-24 lead into the intermission.

● Texas A&M set the tone early by beginning the game on a 6-0 run that was powered by a dunk from Kourtney Roberson and two early baskets from Ray Turner.

● A&M came out hot, shooting 19-for-31 (.613) from the floor in the game's opening 20 minutes ... Houston, meanwhile, shot 8-of-24 (.333) in the first half.

● The Aggies ended the half on a 12-0 spurt, taking their biggest lead of the afternoon to the intermission.

● Elston Turner led all players with 16 points at the half, shooting 7-of-12 in the opening period.

SECOND HALF NOTES

● The Cougars held a 35-28 lead in second half scoring, led by J.J. Thompson and Jherrod Stiggers, who each had nine points in the second half.

● Elston Turner led the Aggies with 10 points after the intermission.

● The Aggie shot 10-of-29 (.345) during the second half while the Cougars made 12-of-25 field goal attempts (.480).

UP NEXT

● The Aggies return to the Reed Arena for their next contest, which will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 5, when Texas A&M hosts Stephen F. Austin.

● Houston, meanwhile, will travel to Fort Worth to battle TCU on Tuesday, Dec. 4.

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