Scores

Final

South Carolina 67

(7-9, 0-3 SEC)

Texas A&M 75

(12-4, 3-0 SEC)

Coverage: ESPN3

8:00 PM ET, January 15, 2014

Reed Arena, College Station, Texas

1 2 T
SCAR 39 2867
TA&M 38 3775

Top Performers

South Carolina: D. Notice 12 Pts, 3 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Texas A&M: J. Jones 22 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

Texas A&M rallies to best South Carolina, 75-67

Associated Press

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Texas A&M overcame a double-digit first half deficit to defeat South Carolina 75-67 on Wednesday night.

Jamal Jones scored 22 points for the Aggies, who trailed 14-3 six minutes into the contest before getting their act together before their largest home crowd of the season.

Guard Brenton Williams scored 14 points for the Gamecocks (7-9, 0-3), who shot 42.9 percent (9 of 21) from the field in the second half -- after making 14 of 28 in the first half -- en route to their third consecutive setback to start Southeastern Conference play.

The Aggies (12-4, 3-0) under third-year coach Billy Kennedy are 3-0 in league play for the first time since 2010-11 under then-coach Mark Turgeon, now at Maryland, and as members of the Big 12 at the time.

The Aggies snagged their first lead of the second half at 58-57 on two free throws by Jones with 6:59 remaining. Following a missed 3-pointer by Jaylen Shaw on South Carolina's ensuing possession, A&M guard Shawn Smith responded with a 3-pointer from deep in the right corner in lifting the Aggies to a 61-57 lead.

A&M guard Jordan Green scored four points in the final 1:34 to help put away the Gamecocks. The Aggies shot 43.8 percent (7 of 16) from the 3-point line, while the Gamecocks hobbled themselves with 17 turnovers (compared to 11 for A&M).

The Aggies overcame an 11-point first half deficit, as South Carolina manhandled A&M in rebounds over the first 20 minutes to the tune of 20-10. The Aggies responded by out-rebounding South Carolina 15-13 the rest of the way, although the Gamecocks still led in the final tally (33-25).A&M improved to 2-0 all-time against the Gamecocks, as the programs didn't meet until the Aggies joined the SEC in 2012.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SCAR
TA&M
Points 67 75
FG Made-Attempted 23-49 (.469) 22-40 (.550)
3P Made-Attempted 5-18 (.278) 7-16 (.438)
FT Made-Attempted 16-22 (.727) 24-41 (.585)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 31 (0/0) 20 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

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