Texas A&M Handles Arkansas
This may be Mike Anderson’s second time through the SEC schedule as the Arkansas coach but it looked eerily similar to his first time around.
Arkansas led in the closing minutes of the first half but saw Texas A&M go on a 15-0 run to pull away for the 69-51 win in the conference opener.
The Aggies (11-4, 1-0) trailed 24-21 with less than four minutes left in the first half but scored the final eight points of the first half and then the first seven of the second half to open a 36-24 lead.
Texas A&M extended its lead to 54-33 with just less than nine minutes left and coasted from that point. Arkansas scored just nine points in the first 11:57 minutes of the second half.
Marshawn Powell was held scoreless for Arkansas. The Hogs were led by B.J. Young with 13 points while the Aggies were paced by Fabyon Harris with 17. Texas A&M shot just 35 percent from the field but outrebounded the Hogs 47-25, including 16 offensive rebounds.
Arkansas was just 4-of-15 from the free throw line. Texas A&M was 22-of-27 from the charity stripe.
Arkansas (9-5, 0-1) will host Vanderbilt in the Hogs conference home opener on Saturday.