COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Tyrece Radford scored 20 points and Texas A&M led start to finish an 86-66 victory over Prairie View A&M on Friday night.
Radford buried two 3-pointers to give the Aggies (8-5) a 6-1 lead and he finished the first half with 18 points. He made 5 of 6 shots — 4 of 4 from beyond the arc — and all four of his free throws to guide Texas A&M to a 53-32 lead at intermission.
Wade Taylor IV and reserve Manny Obaseki both had 11 points by intermission as Texas A&M shot 64% (16 of 25) and made 7 of 11 from beyond the arc (63.6%). Yahuza Rasas hit 5 of 8 shots and scored 10 first-half points for the Panthers, but his teammates made only 8 of 26 attempts (30.8%).
Taylor finished with 17 points, Obaseki scored 13 and Henry Coleman III had 12 points, six rebounds and three assists.
Will Douglas had 15 points to lead the Panthers (4-9). Rasas and Jeremiah Gambrell both scored 12.
Texas A&M leads the all-time series 14-0.
Prairie View A&M has lost seven straight games. The Panthers are 1-9 since beating Pac-12 Conference member Washington State 70-59 on Nov. 15.
The Panthers open Southwestern Athletic Conference play at home against Grambling on Monday. The Aggies begin Southeastern Conference play at Florida on Wednesday.
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