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No. 15 Texas A&M beats UGA for eighth straight win

1779 days ago
Associated Press

ATHENS, Ga. -- Jalen Jones, Alex Caruso and Danuel House all scored 12 points and No. 15 Texas A&M won its eighth straight game with a 79-45 victory over Georgia on Saturday.

The Aggies (15-2, 5-0 Southeastern Conference) never trailed. Any doubt of the outcome was erased when D.J. Hogg's 3-pointer gave them a 25-point lead with 7:17 remaining.

Yaten Maten finished with 11 points and was the only player to score in double figures for Georgia (9-6, 2-3).

The Bulldogs shot a season-worst 28.9 percent and had no answer offensively as Texas A&M stretched its defense to the perimeter and stepped in their passing lanes all game.

Texas A&M has its longest winning streak since 2010-11 when it won 13 straight. The Aggies are off to their best start in league play since winning their first five in the Southwest Conference 30 years ago.

Georgia closed the lead to seven points on William Jackson's 3 with 6:22 left in the first half, but Caruso and D.J. Hogg each hit a 3 to make it 29-18.

The Bulldogs missed 19 of their first 26 shots from the field and ended the first half having gone 2 for 11 on 3-point attempts.

Texas A&M was back ahead by 17 early in the second half on Anthony Collins' two free throws.

House hit a straightaway 3 to give the Aggies their first 20-point lead with 13:42 remaining.

TIP-INS

Texas A&M: SEC road teams began the day having won just six of 26 league games. The Aggies improved 3-0 in league road games. ... Collins went 2 for 2 and is 26 for 26 on free throws this season.

Georgia: The Bulldogs dropped to 4-1 in the series. ... In the last four meetings, they held the Aggies to an average of 50.3 points. ... Georgia began the day leading the SEC and ranking seventh nationally in opponents' field goal percentage at 36.9. Texas A&M shot 52.7 from the field. ... The Bulldogs had a six-game home winning streak ended.

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Texas A&M: Hosts LSU on Tuesday.

Georgia: Visits Missouri on Wednesday