COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -- Idaho State coach Joe O'Brien thought he had things planned pretty well for Saturday's game against Texas A&M. The Aggies' Josh Carter had other ideas.
Carter tied a school record with eight 3-pointers, leading Texas A&M (No. 10 ESPN/USA Today; No. 11 AP) to a 74-44 victory.
Carter was 8-of-10 from 3-point range, and Acie Law added 22 points and nine assists for Texas A&M (5-0), which held Idaho State to 29 percent shooting.
"We didn't think they wanted to, or could shoot the 3 real well based on our scouting," O'Brien said. "I have a whole different opinion right now. We didn't want [Joseph] Jones or [Antanas] Kavaliauskas to have their way down in the paint, but Josh Carter was phenomenal."
Carter scored a career-high 26 points.
"Today I really focused on staying straight up and focusing on the rim," Carter said. "I knew open shots would come.
"As long as we run hard and set screens, you are going to get good looks no matter what the other [team] is running."
Carter's shooting helped offset a 3-2 zone defense Idaho State used hoping to take away the Aggies' inside game.
"I thought he did a great job," Texas A&M coach Billy Gillispie said. "He has started to shoot with more confidence lately."