Aggie Men Fall 7 Spots After 2nd Half Meltdown In The Desert

COLLEGE STATION -- The Aggie men's basketball team suffered their first loss of the season Sunday night in Tuscon, losing to Arizona 78-67.

Jerryd Bayless scored a season-high 26 points, as the Wildcats rallied from a 20-point first-half deficit to defeat Texas A&M.

Trailing 60-59 with 6 minutes to play, the Wildcats scored 12 of the next 16 points to take command. The Aggies scored one basket in the final 4:10. Texas A&M will look to rebound Saturday night at 7 when they host Texas State at Reed Arena.

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college
basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records
through Dec. 2, total points based on 25 points for a first-place
vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking:

Record Pts Pvs
1. North Carolina (45) 7-0 1,769 1
2. Memphis (22) 6-0 1,717 3
3. Kansas (2) 7-0 1,630 4
4. Texas (2) 7-0 1,549 8
5. Georgetown (1) 5-0 1,527 5
6. Duke 8-0 1,429 7
7. UCLA 7-1 1,373 2
8. Washington St. 7-0 1,348 6
9. Michigan St. 6-1 1,094 10
10. Tennessee 7-1 1,012 11
11. Marquette 5-1 962 13
12. Pittsburgh 7-0 938 14
13. Butler 7-0 893 16
14. Louisville 5-1 885 12
15. Indiana 6-1 809 15
16. Texas A&M 7-1 788 9
17. Gonzaga 7-1 581 19
18. Clemson 7-0 564 18
19. Oregon 6-1 556 17
20. BYU 6-1 365 21
21. Xavier 6-1 336 23
22. Arizona 5-2 212 -
23. Vanderbilt 7-0 177 -
24. Southern Cal 6-2 163 22
25. Villanova 5-1 151 -
Others receiving votes: Saint Mary's, Calif. 104, Miami 89,
Arkansas 61, Wisconsin 57, Virginia 55, Stanford 42, California 30,
West Virginia 27, Creighton 21, N.C. State 17, Kansas St. 15,
Arizona St. 13, Florida 13, S. Illinois 7, Connecticut 6, Seton
Hall 5, George Mason 4, Mississippi 4, Ohio St. 2.