COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Junior guard Fabyon Harris scored 28 points and senior Elston Turner added 21 to lead the Texas A&M men's basketball team to a 97-83 exhibition win over Incarnate Word Saturday night at Reed Arena.
Harris, a Chicago, Ill., native and first-year Aggie guard, knocked down 11-of-15 field goals attempts on the night, including 4-of-5 from 3-point range.
"It was obvious that it was an exhibition game," Texas A&M head coach Billy Kennedy said. "Incarnate Word was a tough match up; they played four guards a lot. Our post guys struggled defensively and our guards struggled defensively as well. We really didn't have a presence in the paint offensively but I think we learned a lot about our team."
Sophomore forward Kourtney Roberson added a game-high 13 rebounds in the contest for the Aggies, who held a 49-34 advantage on the glass.
"There were some good things tonight," Kennedy added. "The guys are still trying to establish their roles and their identity. I would have liked to move the ball better and have a post presence against this team; that was probably the most disappointing thing. When we played with the smaller line-up tonight I thought we did better."
Neither team shot well in the opening 20 minutes as the Aggies took a 46-41 lead into the intermission. Following halftime, however, Texas A&M heated up to shoot 56.8 percent in the period while outscoring the Cardinals 51-42.
For the contest, the Aggies made 26-of-33 shots (78.8 percent) from the free throw line.
Junior guard Kelcey Solomon led Incarnate Word in scoring with 23 points on the night.
The Aggies officially tip off the 2012-13 campaign on Friday, Nov. 9, against Louisiana Tech at Reed Arena.
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