Elonu scores 15 as A&M beats McNeese St. 57-52
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP)Chinemelu Elonu scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Texas A&M to a 57-52 victory over McNeese State on Saturday night.
The Aggies (13-1) went scoreless for more than six minutes late in the game and nearly gave back a nine-point lead. Josh Carter ended the drought when he sank a jumper with 2:29 left to lift A&M to a 54-52 lead. Carter then snared a crucial rebound with 49 seconds remaining to help preserve the victory.
Elonu made two free throws with 15 seconds left to give A&M a four-point lead. A backcourt violation on Elbryan Neal on Cowboys’ ensuing possession doomed McNeese State’s final chance at an upset.
Diego Kapelan and Kleon Penn scored 15 points each for McNeese State (5-7), while Carter added 13 for A&M.
The Aggies have won nine consecutive games, while the Cowboys have lost four in a row.