No. 9 Texas A&M hits 16 treys, beats Savannah State, 113-66

Texas A&M center Tonny Trocha-Morelos

Fans of the old American Basketball Association probably enjoyed the show on ESPN3 from Reed Arena Wednesday night.

No. 9 Texas A&M fired up 38 three-point attempts and made a school-record 16 of them en route to a 113-66 victory over Savannah State, Georgia.

The Tigers of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference attempted 40 from long distance and connected on 12.

“There’s not a lot of ‘D’ out there tonight,” said broadcaster and former A&M assistant coach John Thornton, during a hectic second-half sequence. “But there is a lot of fireworks.”

The visitors set the tone early in hitting six treys in the first 10 minutes.

At that point, A&M held a 24-22 lead.

But from there, the Aggies started to pull away with advantages in size and athleticism at every position.

Finishing with a team-high 18 points, forward DJ Hogg connected on five threes for the Aggies (9-1).

A&M guards Admon Gilder (15 points) and Duane Wilson (14) combined to shoot 12 of 23 from the field.

Wilson was also hot outside the arc, hitting four from distance. In all, seven A&M players finished in double figures.

Javaris Jenkins led Tigers (3-8) with 18 points.

Notes: A&M forward Robert Williams, an NBA draft prospect, did not play.

The Bryan Eagle reported Wednesday that Williams had been in concussion protocol after banging into freshman forward Isiah Jasey in practice.

Coach Billy Kennedy said he is day-to-day. The Aggies host Northern Kentucky next Tuesday.

A&M’s point total was its highest since it put up 114 against Florida International on Dec. 21, 1989.