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At the half: Arizona 41, Texas A&M 28

Alex McIntyre
Arizona center Dusan Ristic (14) snags a rebound against UC Irvine in McKale Center on Tuesday, Dec. 6. The Wildcats beat the Anteaters 79-57.

The Arizona Wildcats came into the game having to focus on Texas A&M’s big man Tyler Davis, but it was Dusan Ristic who proved to be the better man in the first half of the Lone Star Shootout Saturday in Houston.

Ristic dominated inside thanks to crafty post play and nice passing from his teammates who were faced with another zone defense, but this time the Wildcats were as prepared as they have been all year against the zone shooting 14-for-29 in the first half. 

In the last 2:24 of the first half Arizona went on a 9-0 run to extend a four point lead to 13 and lead the Aggies 41-28 going into the break.

Arizona, who struggled with turnovers against Grand Canyon Wednesday, only turned the ball over three times and had nine assists. The Wildcats were also able to force fouls from Texas A&M and turn those fouls into a 11-for-12 free throw shooting clip at the half.

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