Aggie Men End 7-Game Skid; Crush Arkansas-Pine Bluff 83-49 Report
The Aggie men's basketball team played without Troy Gillenwater and Gordo Castillo and lost center Hamidu Rahman midway through the first half but still cruised to an 83-49 victory over visiting Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Monday night in the Pan American Center snapping their seven game losing streak.

The Aggies had four players finish in double figures as they got 19 points from Christian Kabongo, 16 points from Hernst Laroche, a career-high 15 from Bandja Sy and 12 from Tyrone Watson. Hamdidu Rahman scored eight points in eight minutes before re-injuring his calf.

The Aggies shot 55.1 percent for the game including a sizzling 69.2 percent in the second half making 18-of-26 baskets. The Aggies held Pine Bluff to just 32.8 percent shooting for the game. The Aggies out-rebounded the Golden Lions 47-25 and scored 25 points off of 21 Pine Bluff turnovers.

The 49 points was the lowest point total allowed by an Aggie team since the 2007-2008 season when they held Prairie View A&M, another SWAC opponent, to 43 points in an 80-43 victory. With the win the Aggies improve to 3-7 on the season while Arkansas-Pine Bluff falls to 0-9.

The Aggies return to action on Thursday night as they host Oklahoma Panhandle State.


Aggie Women Fall 68-54 At Michigan Report
The Aggie women's basketball team could not overcome 25 turnovers as Michigan scored 28 points off the Aggie miscues en route to sending the Aggies to a 68-54 defeat in Ann Arbor, MI on Monday night. The Aggies trailed by just six points with 1:47 left to play and appeared ready to make another late comeback as Kaitlyn Soto stole the ball from Michigan's Veronica Hicks and headed towards the basket for a fastbreak layup. However, Soto missed a contested layup and Michigan's Nya Jordan grabbed the rebound and sent the ball ahead to Rachel Sheffer who coverted the fastbreak layup creating a four point swing in the game. The Aggies would not recover as Danisha Corbett would have the ball stolen on the Aggies' next possession and Veronica Hicks laid the ball in giving Michigan a 10 point lead with 57 seconds left. The Wolverines would hit a three pointer and a free throw in the final minute to make the final score 68-54.

Tabytha Wampler led the Aggies with a game-high 14 points, all coming in the second half. Michigan's Rachel Sheffer also scored 14 points. Jasmine Lowe added 12 for the Aggies and Danisha Corbett and Kaitlyn Soto each scored 10. The Wolverines also had three others in double-digits as Carmen Reynolds and Jenny Ryan scored 13 while Veronica Hicks added 10.

The Aggies fall to 6-4 on the season and return to action on Sunday in Tucson, AZ where they'll face the Arizona Wildcats. Click here to read more.

Obama Expected to Spend 1 Billion on Reelection

From He raised and spent $750 million in the 2008 campaign, and there is already speculation that the cash-collection operation for his 2012 reelection bid will crest the once-unimaginable sum of $1 billion raised. (That's a one and nine zeros. Nine!) "It's not unrealistic at all, given the amount raised and spent in 2008 and the amount Republican interest groups and 527s will spend against him," said a former Obama administration official. More here

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Udall Bashes GOP

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DuHamel: Climate Change and "Biodiversity"

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