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Texas A&,M 70, Houston 59

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HOUSTON (AP) - Texas A&M, led by Elston Turner's 16 first-half points and 26 overall, defeated Houston 70-59 on Saturday night in Hofheinz Pavilion.

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.

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K. Roberson, F277-90-070214
R. Turner, F226-102-4110414
E. Turner, G3710-212-250126
A. Caruso, G291-20-02712
J. Reese, G230-42-22022
F. Harris212-52-33316
A. Young162-40-26124
J. Green121-20-02102
J. Jahns100-30-01010
K. Davis30-00-00010
Totals 29-608-1340121570
 48.3%61.5% 
Houston Cougars
T. Thomas, F363-60-05226
D. House, F352-66-1061210
L. Gibson, F172-60-22024
J. Young, G332-92-24117
J. Thompson, G315-103-513316
J. Stiggers224-80-021212
M. McLean111-10-03002
B. Morris91-20-00132
V. Izundu40-00-01000
L. Barnes10-10-00000
T. Womack10-00-00000
Totals 20-4911-192691559
 40.8%57.9% 
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Tulane5-1114-14189
UCF5-1212-16233
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