Texas A&M dominates inside in 72-44 win over Northwestern St

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) Tyler Davis tallied game highs with 16 points and 10 rebounds and fellow big man Tonny Trocha-Morelos added 11 points as Texas A&M overpowered Northwestern State for a 72-44 victory on Friday night to open the season.

The Aggies dominated inside, outscoring the Demons 42-8 in the paint. The game's outcome was never in doubt, as A&M quickly built on a 12-point halftime lead, and had more than doubled up the Demons at 57-28 about halfway through the second half. A&M shot 46 percent (28 of 61) from the field, while holding NSU to 28 percent (12 of 43).

The Demons were led by Zeek Woodley's 10 points, and Ishmael Lane added eight points.

The Aggies led 33-21 at the break, thanks largely to shutting down the Demons 18-0 in the paint over the first 20 minutes.