Texas A&M was just 9-for-25 from the field in the first half, had five shots blocked and took more than four minutes to get on the scoreboard, yet the Aggies are still down just five points to No. 6 Oklahoma at halftime at Reed Arena.
The Sooners raced to a 19-6 lead in the first 10 minutes of the game, but Josh Carter hit a couple of 3-pointers to help revive A&M's offense. The Aggies gradually chipped away at the lead, closing to 30-25 on Chinemelu Elonu's first points -- a traditional 3-point play -- with 1:10 left. A&M had a chance to get closer but Donald Sloan traveled with 2.5 seconds left.
Blake Griffin has eight points and four rebounds for Oklahoma, followed by Willie Warren and Austin Johnson with six points each. Carter leads the Aggies with eight points and four rebounds.
-- Lori Dann