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Texas A&M pounds Tulane
Tulane (1-1) was the home team on the scoreboard at Reed Arena in College Station, and all proceeds from the game went to the Tulane Athletic Department, which has six teams stationed in College Station for the fall semester, due to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
Texas A&M (3-0), lead by an aggressive defensive rotation, never trailed in the game and took a 21-point lead into the locker room at the half.
Aggie sophomore Joseph Jones had 20 points and seven boards and Acie Law and Dominique Kirk each added another 10 points for A&M.
A&M's potent defense held the Green Wave to 13 baskets on 39 shot attempts (33.3 percent) and converted 19 Tulane turnovers into 29 points.
"The most disappointing thing about tonight is that we only had 13 field goals," first-year Tulane head coach Dave Dickerson said. "Our defense was not all that bad, but we just could not put the ball in the basket. Texas A&M did a great job of taking away some of our strengths, and we could not get the ball in the low block."
Sophomore David Gomez was the only Tulane player to finish in double digits, compiling a total of 12 points and seven rebounds. Sophomore Donnie Stith added nine points and junior guard Vincent Camper notched an additional eight.
"This was a good win for us tonight," Texas A&M head coach Billy Gillispie said. "Both teams played hard. Both teams played hard defense and in transition and both teams attacked the paint well. Tulane's a nice team. I was concerned going in because of their size and how they outweigh us, but we rebounded well."
On when heralded freshman and two-sport athlete Martellus Bennett may see action for the Aggies, now that football season is over, Gillispie responded with, "I think Martellus (Bennett) will start practicing with us this week. He'll be a welcome addition. He may address some needs we have right now."
The Aggies return to action on Saturday, December 3rd when they play host to Penn State at 3:00 p.m. in Reed Arena.
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