Texas A&M hammers North Dakota 82-41

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP)—Texas A&M guard Donald Sloan scored a game-high 19 points as the Aggies doubled up North Dakota 82-41 on Tuesday night.

The Aggies (11-3) leaped to a 14-0 lead before many of the 7,903 fans found their seats. They led 43-22 at halftime on the strength of seven 3-pointers— including 4 of 5 by B.J. Holmes—in the first 20 minutes.

The Aggies finished 12 of 26 (46.2 percent) from the 3-point line, and nearly shot as well from long range as they did the free-throw line (16 of 31 for 51.6 percent). Holmes finished with 15 points, including 5 of 7 from 3-point range.

Derek Benter led the Fighting Sioux (2-14) with 11 points. North Dakota had trouble keeping its cool in the second half of the blowout, as Benter and teammate Patrick Mitchell each picked up technical fouls.

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 Top Performers
 North Dakota
Derek Benter Derek Benter
4-5,  11 Pts
2 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Texas A&M
Donald Sloan Donald Sloan
6-10,  19 Pts
3 Rebs, 2 Assists

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