Men’s Hoops Dominates Georgia, 82-57

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Published: Feb. 4, 2023 at 10:42 PM CST
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BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The Texas A&M men’s basketball team was dominant from start to finish in an 82-57 victory over the Georgia Bulldogs in front of 12,640 fans at Reed Arena on Saturday.

It was the third straight crowd of more than 12,000 as the Aggies improved to 16-7 overall and 8-2 in Southeastern Conference play. It’s the first time Reed Arena has drawn three-straight 12,000-plus crowd in seven years.

Texas A&M was efficient on offense as they hit 30-of-60 shots for its third 50.0% shooting night in SEC play this season, while also connecting on nine long balls and 76.0% of their free throws. For the 10th time in the last 12 games the Aggies earned a rebounding advantage – tonight by a 13-rebound margin, 43-30.

The Aggies took control out of the gate as they raced to an early 10-2 lead that forced a Bulldog timeout. But the timeout had little effect on the onslaught as the Aggies came out of the break to score the game’s next five points before the Bulldogs would get their second field goal of the game at 13:17.

Texas A&M eventually led by as many as 21 points before taking a 16-point advantage into halftime at 38-22. It was the sixth time in 10 SEC games that the Aggies have held their opponent to 25 or fewer points in the first half.

The Aggies continued their dominance over the Dawgs in the second half, allowing multiple reserves to get valuable minutes in a conference game. No starter played more than 24 minutes and four reserves logged 15 or more minutes of action. All 13 players in uniforms saw at least a minute of playing time.

Leading the way offensively for the third straight game was junior forward Henry Coleman III, who scored 15 points on 4-of-6 shooting from the field and 7-of-8 on free throw tries while also pulling down six rebounds. Graduate guard Tyrece Radford also scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds while dishing out three assists. Rounding out the double-digit scorers was graduate guard Dexter Dennis with 12 points, three rebounds and four assists. Wade Taylor IV had six assists  to lead the Aggies to a season-high 22 dishes as a team. Super sub Andersson Garcia posted a game-high eight rebounds, while logging his third game with at least 20 minutes of playing time in his last four.

Postgame Quotes

Head Coach Buzz Williams

On tonight’s performance…

“We’re thankful that we started this month the right way. I thought we handled Thursday really, really mature and I think that came to light on Friday. I thought we were really good in shootaround today. There weren’t a lot of hang ups in what was going on from start to finish tonight. I think one thing that I mentioned at halftime that we tried to adjust to, 19 of their 29 balls were from three and there was a lot of weak side action that was happening that typically doesn’t happen when zero (Dexter Dennis) is in the game. I thought our zone press on made baskets was effective, that was the lesson for this week and our guys executed it really well to the point that they kept changing their attack and we began to morph into handling that attack. But there were a few possessions, we call it the gray area, where we’re going from that zone press back to half court man that we were a little sketchy on.”

On the team holding themselves accountable…

“What I just told the guys in there was, you know, normally the adults have to help hold the young adults accountable and that’s flipped in what we’re doing. The young adults are holding the adults accountable because they come in here every day going. I know they’re hearing; I know they’re understanding our execution because it continues to improve.”

Senior Guard Andre Gordon

On the team’s energy…

“I think it’s just what we do every day. We had a few practices to prepare for [Georgia]. Knowing that, we have to protect our home. I think that’s the biggest part of it. Coming here, I think our energy is what helps us get those wins and those close games.”

Sophomore Guard Wade Taylor IV

On the team’s season-high assists…

“We just had a lot of great reads. We had a good practice yesterday and a good shootaround this morning. Just moving the ball, letting everybody touch it. It looked good tonight. It paid off well.”

On the extra days of rest helping them get back on their feet…

“Most definitely. We got back from Arkansas very early Wednesday morning. Wednesday we were completely off. Thursday, we had a light practice. Coach knew how to do right by our bodies, and it played off tonight, so I’m thankful for that.”

Texas A&M Men’s Basketball Postgame Notes

Texas A&M 82, Georgia 57

Reed Arena (Bryan-College Station, Texas)


  • Texas A&M defeated the Georgia Bulldogs, 82-57, Saturday night at Reed Arena in front of a crowd of 12,640.
  • The Aggies improve to 16-7 overall and 8-2 in Southeastern Conference play.
  • Texas A&M moves to 11-1 at home. This marks the third home game in a row that the Aggies have had more than 12,000 fans in Reed Arena.
  • A&M leads the all-time series with Georgia 8-5. The Maroon & White have won eight of the last nine contests, including four-straight over the Bulldogs.
  • The Aggies’ 25-point victory marks the third highest of the season and the second highest against an SEC opponent.


  • The Aggies dished out a season-high 22 assists.
  • Three players finished in double figures for the second consecutive game and the eighth time this season.
  • The Aggie bench combined for 25 points.
  • The Maroon & White outrebounded the Bulldogs, 43-30, specifically having the advantage in defensive rebounds with a 28-17 rebounding margin.
  • Texas A&M finished 50% (30-of-60) from the field, limiting Georgia to just 30% (17-of-56).
  • The Aggies scored 38 points in the paint and finished 11-of-19 in layups.
  • Texas A&M used the starting lineup combination of Henry Coleman III, Dexter Dennis, Julius Marble, Tyrece Radford and Wade Taylor IV for the 14th time this season (11-3).


Henry Coleman III

  • Registered double digit points for the third straight game after finishing with 15 points.
  • Tallied double figures in points for the 15th time this season and the 37th of his career.
  • Collected six rebounds and dished out two assists.

Dexter Dennis

  • Recorded double digit points for the 10th time this season and the 60th time of his career after finishing with 12 points.
  • Dished out a season-high four assists.

Andersson Garcia

  • Matched his season high in rebounds with eight.
  • Led the team in rebounds for the fourth time this season and ninth time of his career.
  • Handed out two assists and scored four points.

Erik Pratt

  • Went 2-of-3 from three to finish with a season-high six points.

Tyrece Radford

  • Recorded his fourth straight game in double figures after finishing with 15 points.
  • Logged double digit points for the 15th time this season and 73rd of his career.
  • Collected seven rebounds, handed out three assists and had a steal.
  • Led the team in 3-pointers with three.

Khalen Robinson

  • Handed out a season-high three assists.
  • Scored two points and had a rebound.

Wade Taylor IV

  • Finished with eight points and three rebounds.
  • Dished out a team-high six assists.
  • Led the team in assists for the 15th time this season and 26th of his career.
  • Swiped a team-high two steals.

Solomon Washington

  • Scored seven points and hauled in four rebounds.
  • His seven points marked a season-high in points against an SEC opponent.