COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M relied on a season-best nine 3-pointers to run away from New Orleans 87-65 on Friday.
The Aggies made 9 of 21 3-pointers in breaking open a game that had stayed close for much of the first half.
Peyton Allen led the Aggies with 16 points, making 4 of 5 3-pointers. SMU transfer Jalen Jones added 15 points. The Aggies (4-1) led 29-25 before closing out the first half on an 11-3 run to lead 40-28 at the break. A&M didn't ease up in the second half, holding a double-digit lead over the last 18 minutes.
Christavious Gill led the Privateers (1-2) with 16 points.
A&M newcomers Danuel House and Tonny Trocha-Morelos, each cleared to play by the NCAA last week, made their home debuts at Reed Arena after playing in the final game of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off on Sunday. House finished with 14 points and Trocha-Morelos nine.