Texas A&M defeats North Dakota 76-62

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP)—Chinemelu Elonu scored 13 points and had 11 rebounds as Texas A&M defeated North Dakota 76-62 Monday night.

Josh Carter scored a game-high 18 points for the Aggies (14-1). Donald Sloan and B.J. Holmes had 14 each.

A&M, which led throughout, made 23 of 28 free throws.

North Dakota (8-6) pulled within four at 37-33 three minutes into the second half on Derek Benter’s 3-pointer. But Holmes responded with two 3-pointers over the next two minutes to shove the Aggies’ lead back to double digits at 43-33.

Following Benter’s 3-pointer, the Aggies outscored the Fighting Sioux 19-5 over the next 10 minutes to put away their 10th consecutive victory.

Travis Bledsoe led North Dakota with 13 points.

The Aggies led by 14 with 3:46 remaining in the first half, but North Dakota outscored A&M 10-2 down the stretch to only trail 33-27 at halftime.

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 North Dakota
Travis Bledsoe Travis Bledsoe
5-9,  13 Pts
2 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Texas A&M
Josh Carter Josh Carter
6-12,  18 Pts
4 Rebs, 3 Assists

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