MEN’S BASKETBALL: Texas A&M Blasts Georgia

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MEN’S BASKETBALL: Texas A&M Blasts Georgia

Mike Edwards fights for a rebound Photo: Greg Poole/Bulldawg Illustrated

Mike Edwards fights for a rebound
Photo: Greg Poole/Bulldawg Illustrated
[su_spacer size=”40″] Forward Yante Maten posted his sixth straight double-figure scoring output, but it wasn’t enough as the Georgia men’s basketball team (9-6, 2-3) fell to No. 15 Texas A&M (15-2, 5-0), 79-45, Saturday afternoon at Stegeman Coliseum.
[su_spacer size=”40″] The win marks the Bulldogs’ first-ever loss to the Aggies. Georgia now holds a 4-1 all-time advantage against Texas A&M and a 2-1 nod in games played in Athens.
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Georgia vs. Texas A&M Box Score – Click Here

[su_spacer size=”40″] Maten finished the day with 11 points and six rebounds marking the sixth straight game he has scored in double digits and the 11th in his last 12 games.
[su_spacer size=”40″] “I felt like we practiced well yesterday and had a good shoot around this morning,” head coach Mark Fox said. “We didn’t have everybody attached, and we ran into a very good team, and we weren’t able to respond to adversity out of the gate very well. After the first timeout, they were on pace to break 100, and you can’t win like that.”
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Georgia vs. Texas A&M Postgame Notes – Click Here

[su_spacer size=”40″] The first half belonged to the Aggies as Texas A&M jumped out to an early 17-7 lead seven minutes into the contest. Georgia was unable to get anything going early as the Aggies had an answer for each of its runs. Texas A&M ended the half shooting 50-percent from the field including five for ten from the three-point line. Georgia couldn’t find its shot in the initial 20 minutes shooting just 27.6-percent from the field. The Aggies took a 38-23 lead into the break.
[su_spacer size=”40″] [foogallery id=”75063″] [su_spacer size=”40″] The Aggies controlled most of the second half despite several UGA comeback attempts. The Bulldogs were able to cut the Aggies’ lead to 42-29 three minutes into the half, but Texas A&M answered with a 16-5 run over the course of the next ten minutes. Georgia finished the game shooting 29.2-percent from the field in the second half, but allowed the Aggies to shoot 56-percent.
[su_spacer size=”40″] The Bulldogs hit the road on Wednesday traveling to Columbia, Missouri to take on the Missouri Tigers at seven p.m. ET. The game will be televised on the SEC Network.
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Greg is closing in on 15 years writing about and photographing UGA sports. While often wrong and/or out of focus, it has been a long, strange trip full of fun and new friends.