Jackson scores career-high 28, Texas A&M opens with win

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Texas A&M guard Savion Flagg (1) drives the lane against New Orleans forward LaDarius Marshall (23) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Sam Craft)

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Quenton Jackson scored a career-high 28 points and grabbed seven rebounds, Andre Gordon added 15 points and Texas A&M opened its season with an 82-53 victory over New Orleans. Jackson scored 13 of Texas A&M’s opening 16 points and finished the half with 17 as the Aggies led 41-24. The Aggies had a 12-0 run in the half and closed on a 9-0 spurt with 3-pointers by freshman Hayden Hefner and Andre Gordon. LaDarius Marshall scored 14 points for New Orleans. Texas A&M coach Buzz Williams started his collegiate head coaching career at New Orleans in the 2006-07 season.