COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -- Make it another home blowout for
No. 13 Texas A&M.
Josh Carter scored 16 points, and Acie Law and Antanas
Kavaliauskas had 15 apiece to help the Aggies roll to a 97-58
victory over Jacksonville on Saturday night.
Joseph Jones had 14 points and Marlon Pompey added 11 for the
Aggies (9-2), whose wins have all come at home this season. Texas
A&M has won 14 straight at Reed Arena, and have won by an average
of 29 points at home so far this year.
Texas A&M's two losses were on the road to then-No. 9 LSU and
No. 1 UCLA last week. Its next game is Friday at Auburn.
"My freshman year, I don't know if we anticipated to win, but
now we know that this is our court and no one should go on this
court and beat us," said Pompey, a senior.
The Aggies are 41-4 at home during the regular season in coach
Billy Gillispie's three seasons at Texas A&M. The Aggies were 40-41
in the first seven years at Reed Arena.
Jesse Kimbrough, a former Texas A&M football player, led
Jacksonville (4-6) with 19 points. Jacksonville shot 33 percent
from the field.
Kimbrough redshirted as a freshman at Texas A&M before
transferring to McClennan Junior College in Waco to play
basketball. He thought his college career was over after a December
2005 injury ended his season, but the NCAA granted him a rare sixth
year of eligibility. Jacksonville missed him, finishing 1-26 in his
It was a night for season-high performances by Texas A&M. The 97
points are the most scored by the Aggies this season, and they also
set season highs with 46 rebounds, 19 offensive rebounds, 30
assists and nine blocked shots.
"It was good win for us. That is a hard team to guard,"
Gillispie said. "They are very hard to guard off the dribble."
Kavaliauskas was 7-of-11 from the field and Carter hit three
3-pointers for the Aggies, who shot 51 percent from the field.
The Aggies' defense held Jacksonville to 36 percent shooting for
the game and Texas A&M scored 26 points on 16 turnovers.
The 39-point defeat was the largest this season for
Jacksonville, which lost 90-61 at defending national champion
Florida earlier this year.