COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -- Chennedy Carter scored 20 points, and No. 6 Texas A&M cruised past Prairie View A&M 80-38 on Wednesday night.
The Aggies (5-0) led 4-2 in the opening minute before outscoring the Panthers 29-2 over the next 11 minutes to put the game out of reach at 33-4 with 7:39 left in the first half.
Kennedy Paul led the Panthers (2-5) with 15 points and grabbed a game-high nine rebounds.
The Aggies shot 52% (33 of 64) from the field compared to 28% (15 of 54) by the Panthers. The Panthers committed 25 turnovers compared to 13 by the Aggies, and A&M outpaced Prairie View 32-13 in points off turnovers as a result. The Aggies overwhelmed the Panthers in the paint 50-12.
The Aggies lead the all-time series 22-2 and have won 21 straight in the battle of A&Ms separated by about 50 miles of countryside in Southeast Texas. The Aggies have won each of the last 15 meetings by at least 13 points.
Prairie View A&M: The Aggies led by 29 points with about seven minutes remaining in the first half, which can demoralize an overmatched foe in a hostile environment. But the Panthers kept grinding, and the experience of playing in a Southeastern Conference setting in late November will only help the Southwestern Athletic Conference squad when league play starts in early January.
Texas A&M: After winning at Southern Cal on Saturday, the Aggies treated Wednesday night’s game like a glorified scrimmage, emptying the bench early against the overwhelmed Panthers.
The Panthers host Florida on Dec. 5 in a big-time home game for the SWAC school.
The Aggies face Florida State in the Maggie Dixon Classic on Sunday in Fort Worth.