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Texas A&M escapes close home game against South Carolina

Texas A&M played a close back-and-forth game with South Carolina before escaping with the 75-67 win at home on Wednesday night. Texas A&M played a close back-and-forth game with South Carolina before escaping with the 75-67 win at home on Wednesday night.
For South Carolina, the game was their third straight conference loss and their fifth road loss of the season. For South Carolina, the game was their third straight conference loss and their fifth road loss of the season.

COLLEGE STATION, TX (RNN) - Texas A&M played a close back-and-forth game with South Carolina before escaping with the 75-67 win at home on Wednesday night.

The Aggies (12-4, 3-0 SEC) were down by as many as 11 points early in the first half against the Gamecocks (7-9, 0-3 SEC). South Carolina would outscore Texas A&M 39-38 in the first half, but the Aggies came roaring back in the second, outscoring South Carolina 37-28.

Texas A&M shot 55 percent from the field, 44 percent from the 3-point line and 59 percent from the free throw line. The Gamecocks did better at the free throw line, making 72 percent, but were worse with their field goals and 3-pointers, making 47 percent and 28 percent, respectively.

Jamal Jones led the Aggies with 22 points, four rebounds and two blocks. Brenton Williams led the Gamecocks with 14 points.

Texas A&M has won its first three conference games for the first time since its 2010-11 season when it was a member of the Big 12. For South Carolina, the game was their third straight conference loss and their fifth road loss of the season.

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