After Texas A&M snapped its eight-game losing skid against Florida on Tuesday night, the possibility of another losing streak presented itself after a road loss at No. 1 Auburn Saturday.
But on a Tuesday night where A&M honored Black excellence with uniforms from adidas, all the Aggies men's basketball team was thinking about was another win as it hosted the Georgia Bulldogs, and rode the perfect-from-the-field shooting of Quenton Jackson to a 91-77 victory.
Poor shooting has plagued the Aggies (16-11, 5-9 SEC) all season, frequently shooting under 40 percent from the field. But on Tuesday, A&M was hot, with a collective 56.1 percent on 32-of-57 shooting.
The Bulldogs (6-21, 1-13) were also hot on 27-of-45 shooting for 60 percent. It's one of the rare times this season the Aggies have won while shooting worse than their opponent.
While A&M still struggled from the charity stripe, shooting just 34.8 percent, it didn't hurt them down the stretch. Georgia went 10-of-11 from the line for 90.9 percent.
Leading the Aggies offensively was Jackson, who scored 31 points on perfect 11-of-11 shooting from the field. Jackson missed one shot all night, and it was from the free-throw line where he went 6 for 7. A&M had four other players in double digits, with Henry Coleman III scoring 15, and Manny Obaseki, Tyrece Radford and Hassan Diarra all chipping in 10 apiece.
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Coleman also lead the team in rebounds with four, while Diarra had five assists.
Kario Oquendo scored a game-high 33 points for the Bulldogs and pulled down a team-high seven rebounds. Aaron Cook led Georgia with seven assists.
The Bulldogs turned the ball over 20 times, while A&M held on to the ball a little better with nine.
Next up, the Aggies hit the road and travel south to the Ole Miss Rebels (13-14, 4-10) for a Saturday matchup at 2:30 p.m. CT.
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