NCAAB Game Recap - Louisiana-Monroe at Texas A&M
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:00 PM EST

Winth
61
StMar
59
F
CAPoly
67
NDSt
74
F
(N/A)
55
IUPUI
72
F
USC-Up
64
NCC
73
F
KennSt
62
Mercer
74
F
(N/A)
72
Buff
109
F
GaSo
77
NFla
80
F
Presb
80
VMI
77
F(OT)
Kent
84
Tows
80
F(OT)
(N/A)
44
Stony
91
F
(N/A)
51
UNCG
109
F
BGSU
75
Jacksn
59
F
FlGlf
49
Dart
55
F
Drake
59
Cin
81
F
Samf
63
Belm
95
F
Elon
41
GaTec
64
F
S NO
33
McNee
104
F
(N/A)
70
SeLA
77
F
TXAMC
66
Vand
71
F
HowPa
42
TexPA
93
F
ULMo
57
TexAM
63
F
DeP
93
Iowa
78
F
AlaAM
52
UAB
74
F
FlAtl
59
Alab
78
F
BethC
61
NebOm
90
F
Yale
79
USF
84
F(OT)
FlaAM
82
SDak
85
F
Pacif
67
HI
72
F

Nov 11, 2019, 8:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Louisiana-Monroe (2-1)

30

27

57

Texas A&M (2-0)

22

41

63

Chandler with 17, Texas A&M rallies past UL-Monroe 63-57
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:49 PM

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) Texas A&M welcomed back forward Josh Nebo from injury, perhaps the difference between a win and loss on Monday night for the Aggies.

"Nebo is a big force down low," A&M guard Jay Jay Chandler said following the Aggies' 63-57 comeback victory over Louisiana-Monroe. "Doing what Nebo does is a big plus."

Nebo earned his first action of the season with 17:50 remaining in the game, and not a moment too soon for the Aggies (2-0). They trailed the Warhawks 34-24 at the time, and he wound up making all three of his field-goal attempts, blocked three shots and grabbed four rebounds the rest of the way.

Chandler also came up clutch in the second half, as the Aggies wiped out the double-digit deficit. A&M trailed 36-26 with 17:08 remaining in the game when Chandler sank consecutive 3-pointers to pull the home team within four at 36-32.

Chandler then followed with two made free throws after a foul on his drive to the basket, giving ULM (2-1) a 36-34 advantage.

"Those were shots I always work on," Chandler said of his long-range offerings. "So they didn't come with any pressure."

A&M finally tied the game at 45-45 on a thunderous alley-oop dunk by Nebo, who revealed that a hamstring injury had sidelined him in training camp.

The Aggies finally grabbed a lead at 47-45 when Nebo blocked a shot and Chandler finished the resulting fast break with a dunk at the 7:52 mark. Nebo then upped the lead the Aggies wouldn't relinquish with another dunk, in lifting A&M to a 49-45 advantage.

"We kind of lost our nerve a little bit defensively, especially when they hit a couple of threes," ULM coach Keith Richard said.

Warhawks guard Michael Ertel led all scorers with 25 points, in making 6 of 13 3-pointers. ULM (2-1) hurt itself with 20 turnovers, including five by Tyree White.

"You can't have 20 turnovers and give them free points, and expect to win," Richard said.

The Aggies played before only a couple thousand fans in a 13,000-seat arena, in Buzz Williams' second game as A&M coach.

Williams said drawing larger crowds is akin to the movie "Field of Dreams" - in that he must build the program with a solid foundation to consistently interest fans.

"If you build it, they will come," Williams said in citing the line from the popular baseball film.

BIG PICTURE

Texas A&M: The Aggies defeated Northwestern State by 14 in their opener on Wednesday and were never really in any trouble. They overcame a 10-point second half deficit to prevail against the Warhawks, which should give them a lift on Friday against a top 10 foe.

ULM: The Warhawks can take plenty of heart in their first setback of the season, leading the Aggies by 10 in the second half before more talented A&M mounted a comeback.

UP NEXT

The Warhawks stay on the road against the SEC on Thursday at Mississippi State.

The Aggies hope to finally draw a decent home crowd when they host No. 8 Gonzaga on Friday.

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Leaders

Louisiana-Monroe PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
D. Bernard 0 0 0 1 0 0
M. Ertel 25 0 3 9 2 0
Texas A&M PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
Y. Gultekin 0 0 0 0 0 0
M. French 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

ULMo TexAM
Points For 57 63
Field Goals 23/55-42% 23/54-43%
Three Pointers 8/28-29% 5/12-42%
Free Throws 3/5-60% 12/21-57%
Offensive Rebounds 11 11
Defensive Rebounds 24 22
Rebounds 37 35
Blocks 7 4
Steals 9 8
Turnovers 20 13
Personal Fouls 17 7
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - TexAM Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Mon Nov 11 ULMo 57 @ TexAM 63 C. Efretuei 2 W. Mitchell 1

Game Information

Stadium: Reed Arena, College Station, Texas
Attendance: 5,018
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