Texas A&M defeats Houston Baptist 67-59


COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Elston Turner scored 11 of his 17 points in the second half as Texas A&M pulled away from Houston Baptist for a 67-59 victory Thursday night.

Texas A&M (10-3) led by only three points with 3:45 remaining, but the Aggies scored 13 of the last 19 points.

Houston Baptist (4-10) had a 33-23 edge in rebounds, but the Huskies committed 23 turnovers that led to 24 points for the Aggies.

Senior forward Ray Turner made 7 of 11 shots and scored 14 points for Texas A&M, while Fabyon Harris added 12.

Caleb Crayton led Houston Baptist with 13 points.

The Aggies did not trail in the second half, but HBU pulled within 49-47 on a 3-pointer by Marcel Smith with 6:18 remaining. Turner answered with a 3-pointer and made two free throws as Texas A&M pulled away.

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