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Law leads Texas A&M to easy triumph over UALR

Nov 28, 2006 - 3:20 AM COLLEGE STATION, Texas (Ticker) -- Senior guard Acie Law IV and Texas A&M showed why they are so highly ranked in cruising to an easy 75-35 victory over Arkansas-Little Rock.

Law finished with 17 points on 7-of-8 shooting from the field for the Aggies, who won their 28th consecutive non-conference home game.

Texas A&M has also won 14 straight regular-season games, the fourth-longest streak in the nation.

The Aggies (6-0) wasted little time in taking control, jumping out to a 9-2 lead in the first two minutes of the game. By halftime, A&M held a 43-17 advantage behind 54 percent (13-of-24) shooting from the floor and 14-of-14 from the free-throw line.

"We do not want to get upset," Law said. "We are ranked in the top 10 and some people don't think we should be ranked that high. So, we have to go out and dominate and prove that we belong there."

Texas A&M shot 62 percent from the field in a 74-44 victory over Idaho State on Saturday.

While the Aggies shot the ball well in the first half, the Trojans (4-3) connected on only 25 percent (6-of-24) from the field and were 0-of-10 from 3-point range.

Joseph Jones scored 16 points for the Aggies, who shot 59 percent (26-of-44) for the game.

"We don't want to lose," Jones said. "We play as hard as we can every game to get a win. We don't want to be one of those teams that gets snuck up on."

Rashad Jones-Jennings scored 10 points to lead the Trojans, who only shot 26 percent (13-of-50). Arkansas-Little Rock was 0-of-20 from the arc.

"We faced a tremendously well-coached and prepared team," UALR coach Steve Shields said. "I just encouraged our guys to battle hard to the end."

The Aggies have held their last three opponents - Saint Louis, Idaho State and Arkansas-Little Rock - to a combined 112 points.

"That was a good win for us," Texas A&M coach Billy Gillispie said. "We take one possession at a time, and try to win every possession. We try to win on offense, defense and in transition."

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