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Texas A&M downs Prairie View with big second half

College Station, TX (Sports Network) - Khris Middleton poured in 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds, as the 19th-ranked Texas A&M Aggies used a strong second half to defeat the Prairie View A&M Panthers, 84-59.

Donald Sloan added 11 points and four rebounds for the Aggies (6-1), who were coming off a 66-65 win over Minnesota on Sunday. Naji Hibbert also tallied 11 points and four rebounds for Texas A&M, which shot 50.9 percent from the field, including 12-of-31 (38.7 percent) from three-point range.

Michael Griffin chipped in 16 points for the Panthers (3-3), who were coming off a 101-38 rout of Champion Baptist on Saturday. Dorian McDaniel ended with 11 points and seven rebounds for Prairie View A&M, which shot 37.1 percent from the field.

After each team exchanged three-pointers to start the second half, the Aggies went on an 14-4 run to take control. Hibbert made a shot from beyond the arc to end the burst, giving Texas A&M a 52-32 lead with over 14 minutes to play.

The Aggies put the game away moments later with a 13-2 flurry. Middleton drilled a trey and recorded a three-point play before Hibbert made a three- pointer for a 65-38 lead with 9:42 to go.

Prairie View A&M never got closer than 20 the rest of the way.

Ahead 8-6 early, Griffin used a personal 7-0 spurt to give the Panthers a 15-6 lead just four minutes into the contest.

Texas A&M used an 8-1 flurry later in the half to cut the deficit to one. Derrick Roland's layup made it 18-17 with over 7 1/2 minutes left until intermission.

Down 21-17 moments later, the Aggies went on an 18-3 run. Middleton had a pair of three-pointers during the burst, which David Loubeau capped with a slam for a 35-24 margin. Brandon Webb's foul shot cut the gap to 10 at the break.

Game Notes

Texas A&M outscored Prairie View A&M, 49-34, in the second half...The Aggies opened a three-game homestand on Wednesday...Texas A&M has won 59 straight regular-season non-conference games at Reed Arena...The Aggies are nationally ranked for the first time since February 18, 2008...Texas A&M leads the all- time series with Prairie View, 9-0.

12/03 00:56:42 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
NOR 6
DUR 3
 
Final
MIA 99
CHA 88
Final
CLE 6
TOR 4
Final
DET 2
ANA 1
Final
NYM 4
ATL 3
Final
MIA 3
SEA 2
Final
PIT 2
MIL 3
Final
WAS 3
STL 2
Final
TAM 1
NYY 5
Final
KAN 3
MIN 8
Final
CHC 2
CIN 8
Final
TEX 2
CWS 16
Final
OAK 4
HOU 1
Final
LOS 4
ARI 1
Final
COL 9
PHI 10
Final
SDP 3
SFG 4
Final
BOS 6
BAL 5
 
Final
SAN 90
DAL 85
Final
MIA 99
CHA 88
Final
CHI 93
WAS 102
Half
HOU 49
POR 48
 
Final
NYR 2
PHI 4
Final
BOS 4
DET 1
Final
MON 3
TAM 2
2nd
SJS 0
LOS 2
 
Final
NOR 6
DUR 3