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Georgia defeats Texas A&M for big road win

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Kenny Gaines finished with 15 points and Georgia captures a key road win by defeating Texas A&M 62-53.

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Georgia added another good road win to its resume defeating Texas A&M 62-53 Wednesday night. The Bulldogs improve to 16-7 on the season and 7-4 in conference play.

The Bulldogs used a late 10-2 run to take a 51-43 lead with 6:42 remaining. The Aggies would threaten but Georgia continued to have an answer. Kenny Gaines overcame second half foul trouble and knocked down a big three-pointer to put the Bulldogs up 58-51 with just 43 seconds remaining. Georgia closed the game out from the free throw line and escaped College Station with a big win.

Gaines bounced back from a string of tough performances with 15 points on 6-12 shooting. He was 3-7 from three-point range. The Bulldogs began the game 4-9 from beyond-the-arc but then missed their next 10 attempts and finished just 6-24 for the game.

Charles Mann added 14 points, six rebounds and four assists. He was just 4-13 from the field and 1-7 from three-point range but made some crucial plays down the stretch. Nemi Djurisic chipped in 11 points while Marcus Thornton pulled down a team-high eight rebounds.

Texas A&M's Alex Caruso led all scorers with 20 points while Danuel House added 14. House left the game in the first half after banging his head on one of his teammate's knee. He returned in the second half but scored only three points after halftime.

The Bulldogs are back in action on Saturday when they return to Stegeman Coliseum to face Auburn.