The Texas A&M Aggies trailed by as many as nine points in the first half before closing the half on a 17-9 run to take a 34-33 lead at halftime. The Aggies are still undermanned with Dash Harris and Khris Middleton both sidelined due to injury but more than held their own in the first half against a youthful Longhorns team.
Ray Turner led the Aggies with eight points off the bench while David Loubeau added seven points. Elston Turner and Naji Hibbert scored five points each in the first half. Texas A&M hit half of its field goal attempts (11-22) in the first half and was 9-12 from the free throw line.
Sheldon McClellan leads the Longhorns with 13 points. Myck Kabongo, Alexis Wangmene and J'Covan Brown all scored six points for Texas in the first half.
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