Aggies Put Iowa State Behind Them 69-51

Butler and Drake both come back against Valparaiso, Illinois State
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 6, 2008 5:28 AM CST
Illinois State's Brandon Sampay, center, and Sead Odzic, right, attempt to control a loose ball as Drake's Adam Emmenecher, foreground, falls to the floor during the first half of a college basketball...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – After a slow start and a brief Iowa State lead, 18th-ranked Texas A&M pulled ahead for good to finish the game 69-51. The Aggies' fourth straight win came courtesy of 16 points from Bryan Davis, the Battallion reports. "We're playing with much more toughness and much more poise, home and away," said Aggies coach Mark Turgeon. In other college hoops results:

  • No. 10 Butler trailed for much of its game against Valparaiso, at one point falling behind by 10 points, but a clutch three-pointer from Pete Campbell snagged the Bulldogs a 71-68 victory.
  • No. 15 Drake followed their fellow bulldogs, also going down by double digits before surging back against Illinois State with the help of Leonard Houston's 22 points.