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  • #1 by jbcarol on 16 Feb 2019
  • David Cloninger
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     24m24 minutes ago

    Frank Martin: "Chris Silva is playin' like a hoss." Credits Silva's leadership as well.

    http://www.secsports.com/boxscore/mens-basketball/401083038
  • #2 by jbcarol on 16 Feb 2019
  • SportsDayDFW
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     4h4 hours ago

    3 takeaways from Texas A&M's 84-77 loss to South Carolina: Aggies lose grip on Gamecocks in second half | @AlexMill20 #GigEm



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    Aggies were on fire in the first half, going 54.8 percent from the field, but made only 1-of-10 shots in just over an eight-minute span down the stretch which saw a 1-point A&M lead turn into an 8-point advantage for the Gamecocks with just under two minutes to go.

    A&M has had several second-half fallouts in conference play and unfortunately for the Aggies, Saturday was another.

    A&M unable to stop Gamecocks from deep
    Perimeter defense has been a weak spot for A&M all season and South Carolina took advantage of it Saturday.

    The Gamecocks hit 16-of-31 (51.6 percent) 3-pointers, tying a single-game school record.

    Freshman guard AJ Lawson had a career day for the Gamecocks, scoring 23 points after hitting 6-of-7 3-pointers from all around the arc.
  • #3 by jbcarol on 17 Feb 2019
  • South Carolina’s 84-77 win over Texas A&M on Saturday kept the Gamecocks in a tie with Ole Miss for fourth place in the SEC standings, setting up a crucial matchup with the Rebels on Tuesday at Colonial Life

    USC (13-12, 8-4 SEC) already has more league victories than last season. It’s two away from getting to double-digits for only the sixth time in program history


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    Five hours after USC-A&M ended, Kentucky and Tennessee played for league supremacy in Lexington. The battle within the battle featured the Wildcats’ P.J. Washington and Volunteers’ Grant Williams, a couple leading candidates for SEC Player of the Year.

    Washington scored 20 or more points for the seventh time in eight games as the UK whipped UT, 86-69. Williams finished with 16 points and eight rebounds.

    In conferences games only, Washington is averaging 16.5 points, 7.1 rebounds and shooting 54.1 percent from the field. Against the same competition, Williams is averaging 18.5 points, 6.9 boards, 1.3 blocks and shooting 56.9 percent.

    Chris Silva had a second straight double-double Saturday. His averages in SEC play? 15.8 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2.3 blocks while shooting 60.2 percent. Over the last three games, Silva has truly played at an SEC POY level, totaling 55 points, 37 rebounds eight blocks — and only nine fouls.

    “Chris Silva is playing like a hoss,” said USC coach Frank Martin after the senior big man dropped 22 and 14 on A&M.
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