Gaines takes charge in 2nd half for Georgia in win over Texas A&M

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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Kenny Gaines scored all of his 14 points in the second half, Brandon Morris and Charles Mann each added 10 points and Georgia beat Texas A&M 62-50 on Saturday night.

Georgia (12-10, 6-4 Southeastern Conference) has won two straight after ending a three-game skid in Thursday's victory over LSU.

Mann, the Bulldogs' leading scorer this season, was just 3 for 8 from the field, but his fastbreak dunk, following a steal by Morris, made it 56-48 with 1:55 left in the game.

Jamal Jones finished with 17 points and was the only player to score in double figures for Texas A&M (13-10, 4-6 SEC). The Aggies have lost six of seven.

Georgia sixth man Nemanja Djurisic, the Bulldogs' second-leading scorer this season, hobbled off the court with 1:42 remaining with an apparent right leg injury.

Georgia's next game is Wednesday at Mississippi State.

Texas A&M Basketball

Postgame Notes

Georgia 62, Texas A&M 50

February 8, 2014 ● Stegeman Coliseum


● Texas A&M saw its season record fall to 13-10 with a 4-6 mark in SEC play after the 62-50 loss at Georgia on Saturday night.

● The all-time series between the schools now stands 3-0 in favor of Georgia.


● The Aggies shot just 33.9 percent (19-for-56) from the field in the contest with a 1-for-19 mark behind the 3-point arc.

● Texas A&M’s lone 3-pointer in the contest came from Jamal Jones as time expired in the first half … The basket sent the game to the intermission with Georgia leading 25-23.

● The Maroon & White used the starting line-up combination of Alex Caruso, Shawn Smith, Jordan Green, Jamal Jones and Kourtney Roberson for the third time this season.


● Junior Jamal Jones led the Aggies in scoring for the 11th time this season, recording a game-high 17 points on 5-of-13 shooting from the floor … Jones was 6-for-7 from the free throw line.

● Freshman Davonte Fitzgerald pulled down a career-high six rebounds during the return to his home state.

● A&M head coach Billy Kennedy is now 45-43 in his third season at Texas A&M and 256-222 in 16 years as a head coach.


● The Aggies return to College Station where they will host LSU on Wednesday inside Reed Arena at 8 p.m.

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