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No. 16 Aggies win Progressive Classic behind Williams

NEW YORK (AP) Robert Williams had 21 points and nine rebounds to lead No. 16 Texas A&M to a 98-87 victory over Penn State in the championship game of the Progressive Legends Classic on Tuesday night at Barclays Center.

Duane Wilson led the Aggies (4-0) with 22 points while Tyler Davis chipped in 15, Admon Gilder had 14 and Tonny Torcha-Morelos finished with 11.

Despite getting a career-high 31 points from Tony Carr, Penn State (5-1) lost its first game of the season. Lamar Stevens added 25 points for Penn State.

The Aggies took a 42-40 lead into halftime due to Williams' two-hand follow jam with 4 seconds left in the half. Seven of the eight players who got into the game in the first half for Texas A&M scored, led by Williams' 12.

And the Aggies needed every point, as Carr was a one-man offensive onslaught for the Nittany Lions. Carr had 21 points in the opening half on 7-of-8 shooting including 2 for 2 from 3-point range. He made 5 of 6 free throws.

Texas A&M took a 63-51 lead on Wilson's scoop layup 6:41 into the second half. Wilson's layup was the culmination of a stretch in which the Aggies outscored the Nittany Lions 21-11.

Following Wilson's layup, Penn State coach Pat Chambers called time out. DJ Hogg hit a 3 for the Aggies, Gilder made two free throws and Williams finished a 2-on-1 break with a two-handed jam off an alley-oop pass which pushed the lead to 70-53.

Penn State used an 8-0 run to cut the deficit to 70-61.

After a layup by Gilder pushed the lead to 72-61, the Nittany Lions scored the next five points on a layup by Carr and three free throws from Stevens. That was as close as they would get.

Williams was named tournament MVP, and was joined on the all-tournament team by Wilson, Carr, Stevens and Oklahoma State's Jeffrey Carroll.

BIG PICTURE:

PENN STATE: The positive for Penn State is that Carr and Stevens combined for 56 points. The negative? The rest of the Nittany Lions totaled 31.

TEXAS A&M: The defensively stout Aggies were able to flex their offensive muscle against Penn State. Texas A&M made 33 of 54 shots (61 percent) from the field and knocked down 26 of 29 (89.7 percent) free throws.

NOTABLE:

PENN STATE: In the Chambers Era, the Nittany Lions are 4-3 all-time in games played in New York City, and 2-2 at games held at Barclays Center.

TEXAS A&M: The Aggies improved to 4-0 all-time against the Nittany Lions. Texas A&M is 2-0 at neutral site venues against Penn State.

UP NEXT:

PENN STATE: Hosts Oral Roberts on Friday.

TEXAS A&M: Hosts Pepperdine on Friday.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
+ 3 Shep Garner made 3-pt. jump shot 9.0
+ 1 Admon Gilder made 2nd of 2 free throws 17.0
+ 1 Admon Gilder made 1st of 2 free throws 17.0
  Personal foul on Josh Reaves 17.0
+ 3 Shep Garner made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Lamar Stevens 21.0
+ 1 Robert Williams made 2nd of 2 free throws 34.0
  Robert Williams missed 1st of 2 free throws 34.0
  Personal foul on Shep Garner 34.0
+ 2 Lamar Stevens made reverse layup, assist by Shep Garner 35.0
+ 2 Robert Williams made alley-oop shot, assist by Admon Gilder 46.0
+ 2 Tony Carr made driving layup 52.0
Team Stats
Points 98 87
Field Goals 33-54 (61.1%) 31-61 (50.8%)
3-Pointers 6-12 (50.0%) 5-19 (26.3%)
Free Throws 26-29 (89.7%) 20-28 (71.4%)
Total Rebounds 36 23
Offensive 9 7
Defensive 26 13
Team 1 3
Assists 18 15
Steals 5 14
Blocks 5 5
Turnovers 16 10
Fouls 21 21
Technicals 0 0
22 PTS, 2 REB, 6 AST
31 PTS, 1 REB, 3 AST
12T
away team logo 16 Texas A&M 4-0 425698
home team logo Penn State 5-1 404787
Team Stats
away team logo 16 Texas A&M 4-0 70.4 PPG 40.1 RPG 11.8 APG
home team logo Penn State 5-1 69.7 PPG 40.2 RPG 12.2 APG
Key Players
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D. Wilson G PPG RPG APG FG%
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T. Carr G PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
D. Wilson G 22 PTS 2 REB 6 AST
T. Carr G 31 PTS 1 REB 3 AST
61.1 FG% 50.8
50.0 3PT FG% 26.3
89.7 FT% 71.4
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Wilson 22 2 6 7/10 1/1 7/7 4 30 1 1 3 0 2
T. Davis 15 6 1 6/9 1/1 2/2 1 28 1 0 0 2 4
A. Gilder 14 4 3 4/4 2/2 4/4 4 26 0 1 4 0 4
T. Trocha-Morelos 11 5 1 3/5 1/3 4/4 2 26 1 0 3 1 4
D. Hogg 7 7 4 2/10 1/4 2/4 3 39 1 2 1 2 5
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Wilson 22 2 6 7/10 1/1 7/7 4 30 1 1 3 0 2
T. Davis 15 6 1 6/9 1/1 2/2 1 28 1 0 0 2 4
A. Gilder 14 4 3 4/4 2/2 4/4 4 26 0 1 4 0 4
T. Trocha-Morelos 11 5 1 3/5 1/3 4/4 2 26 1 0 3 1 4
D. Hogg 7 7 4 2/10 1/4 2/4 3 39 1 2 1 2 5
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
R. Williams 21 10 1 10/12 0/0 1/2 4 23 1 1 2 3 7
J. Chandler 4 1 1 1/2 0/1 2/2 2 14 0 0 0 1 0
T. Starks 4 0 1 0/2 0/0 4/4 1 14 0 0 3 0 0
C. Collins - - - - - - - - - - - - -
F. Byers - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Caldwell - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. French - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Alo - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Flagg - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Jasey - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Walker III - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 98 35 18 33/54 6/12 26/29 21 200 5 5 16 9 26
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Carr 31 1 3 11/20 2/4 7/11 2 38 4 0 2 0 1
L. Stevens 25 7 5 8/16 0/3 9/11 3 36 1 2 1 3 4
J. Reaves 7 2 4 2/5 1/4 2/2 5 32 4 1 0 1 1
M. Watkins 7 3 2 3/5 0/0 1/2 3 25 1 2 0 1 2
S. Garner 6 2 1 2/7 2/7 0/0 1 26 1 0 2 0 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Carr 31 1 3 11/20 2/4 7/11 2 38 4 0 2 0 1
L. Stevens 25 7 5 8/16 0/3 9/11 3 36 1 2 1 3 4
J. Reaves 7 2 4 2/5 1/4 2/2 5 32 4 1 0 1 1
M. Watkins 7 3 2 3/5 0/0 1/2 3 25 1 2 0 1 2
S. Garner 6 2 1 2/7 2/7 0/0 1 26 1 0 2 0 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
S. Pierce 4 3 0 2/2 0/0 0/0 2 11 1 0 2 1 2
J. Wheeler 4 2 0 2/3 0/1 0/0 3 16 2 0 1 1 1
J. Moore 2 0 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0
N. Bostick 1 0 0 0/1 0/0 1/2 1 8 0 0 1 0 0
J. Harrar 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0
D. Zemgulis - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Hazle - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Buttrick - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Nussbaum - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 87 20 15 31/61 5/19 20/28 21 200 14 5 10 7 13