The Southeastern Conference schedule brought Georgia its quickest turnaround between games of the season this week.
The Bulldogs might want to lobby for more the way it worked out this time.
Georgia had to labor to do it, but grabbed its second win in a span of 49 hours by pulling away from Texas A&M for a 62-50 win Saturday night at Stegeman Coliseum.
Coupled with a victory over LSU Thursday night, the Bulldogs now have a modest two-game winning streak after losing three straight.
Kenny Gaines‚Äô big second half after being shut out in the first half proved to be key.
He scored all 14 of his points after intermission, including a pivotal 3-pointer with 3:46 to go to give Georgia a 52-47 lead. The Aggies had just crawled to two down after Gaines had been whistled for fouling guard Jamal Jones on a 3-pointer and he sank all three en route to a game-high 17 points
Gaines added a 17-footer for a 54-48 lead and Charles Mann (10 points) scored on a breakaway jam after a Bulldogs‚Äô steal and the Aggies scored just two more the rest of the way. Donte‚Äô Williams had nine points, 10 rebounds and three blocks.
It was a milestone win for Georgia coach Mark Fox, whose career record at Nevada and Georgia in 10 seasons is now 200-116.
Forward Nemanja Djurisic limped off the floor with 1:42 to go with an apparent ankle injury.
Georgia (12-10, 6-4 SEC) remained tied for fourth in the SEC with Tennessee and LSU.
Texas A&M (13-10, 4-6) lost for the sixth time in the last seven games.
Georgia is now 3-0 against Texas A&M all-time, all since the Aggies began SEC play last season.
Both teams shot the same in the first 13 minutes. Each made only 5 of 18 shots.
Gaines went 0-for-4 in the first half and finished 5 of 13.
Texas A&M went more than five minutes without a point at one point before getting back to back scores from Antwan Space and Kourtney Roberson to tie the game at 14.
Georgia was shut out from field for more than five minutes itself between baskets between a layup from Brandon Morris and a tip-in from Williams.
The Bulldogs got a 3-pointer from J.J. Frazier and a steal and jumper from Tim Dixon for a 21-16 lead with 3:38 left in the half.
Texas A&M missed its first eight 3-point tries of the half before it got one on a freakish play when Georgia looked like it might hold the Aggies off on the final possession of the half but a Jamal Jones grabbed a loose ball high in the air and sank a 3-pointer to beat the buzzer to pull the Aggies within 25-23
Texas A&M was that close even though it didn‚Äôt go to the free throw line once in a first half when only 10 fouls were called ‚Äî six for Texas A&M and four for Georgia.
Georgia got 14 of its 25 points in the first half from its bench players. Mann, Gaines and Thornton all went without a point in the first 20 minutes.
Williams scored seven in the first half and finished with nine. The senior center had not scored more than six in any of the last four games.
A layup from Jones gave Texas A&M its first lead of the game at 28-27 with 18:32 to go, but Georgia went back ahead after Mann‚Äôs first points of the game off a spinning drive and a Williams follow dunk.
Georgia went ahead 39-34 with 12:18 on a great hustle play by Cameron Forte for a loose ball. He fed Thornton for a two-handed jam, but the Aggies reeled off six straight points to go ahead 40-39 with 10:23 to go. Texas A&M scored 14 of its first 19 points in the second half in the paint.
Gaines finally came alive offensively, hitting a 3-pointer and grabbed a rebound and put in a two-handed jam for a 44-40 lead with 9:24 to go.
The Bulldogs will play three of their next four on the road, starting Wednesday at Mississippi State at 9 p.m.
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