No. 9 Texas A&M 76, Alabama 63

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Donald Sloan had 15 points and eight assists to help Number 9 Texas A&M remain undefeated with a 76-63 victory over Alabama last night.

Alabama stayed with the Aggies (7-0) got within two points early in the second half, but wouldn't get any closer.

The Crimson Tide (3-2) cut A&M's lead to 50-47 on a 3-pointer by Rico Pickett with about 12 minutes left before Josh Carter answered with a 3 for the Aggies. Sloan extended his arms above his head to signal the 3 just before the shot swished through the net.

Sloan then stole the ball from Mykal Riley and made a layup to make it 55-47.

Crimson Tide star Richard Hendrix finished with 19 points and 12 rebounds. He had a layup with about eight minutes left to cut A&M's lead to six points, but Dominique Kirk scored four quick points to make it 61-51.

Hendrix made two free throws before the Aggies scored five straight points punctuated by Chinemelu Elonu's dunk to take a 66-53 lead with five minutes left to put this one out of reach.

Kirk added 14 points and Carter had 13 for the Aggies.