Texas A&M beats Georgia, 70-56, on Senior Day
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Texas A&M beats Georgia, 70-56, on Senior Day

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ATHENS, Ga. – The Georgia men’s basketball team fell to Texas A&M, 70-56, on Saturday evening’s senior day celebration before 8,165 spectators inside Stegeman Coliseum.

Blue Cain led Georgia (15-14, 5-11 SEC) in scoring off the bench for the third time this season with 11 points. Jabri Abdur-Rahim finished with 10 points after making three 3-pointers, while Silas Demary Jr. contributed nine points and three rebounds. Texas A&M (16-13, 7-9 SEC) finished the game on a 12-2 run after the Bulldogs got within four points of the Aggies.

Georgia opened the game firing on offense, connecting on six of their first 12 3-pointers in the first nine minutes. Texas A&M responded with a 13-3 run to claim the lead, though, carrying a 34-32 advantage to close the opening frame. The Aggies continued to extend their lead up to nine points before buckets from Cain and Abdur-Rahim trimmed it back down to four at the under-eight media timeout. The Bulldogs were unable to chip at the deficit any further down the stretch and eventually dropped the game.

Georgia will play in its final game inside Stegeman Coliseum on Tuesday, March 5 at 7 p.m. ET against Ole Miss. The game will be televised by the SEC Network. The Bulldogs hold a 74-48 record against the Rebels after splitting the series against them last season.

Five Fast Facts
• Georgia opened the game by making six 3-pointers in the first nine minutes, which were made by six different players (Hill, Abdur-Rahim, Thomasson, James, Melendez, Cain).
• Blue Cain led the team in scoring off the bench for the third time this season with 11 points. This marked his ninth collegiate game reaching double figures in points.
• The Bulldogs attempted 41 3-pointers during the game, marking the most in a game this season.
• Jabri Abdur-Rahim finished with 10 points, marking the 17th time this season he’s scored 10 or more in a game compared to just 11 games doing so last season.
• Graduate Noah Thomasson finished with a season-high four assists and tied his season-best of six rebounds.

Key Quote
Head Coach Mike White: “We have to rebound better. We have to defend better. We have to respond to adversity better when shots are falling. We are going to continue trying different lineups. I thought our freshmen were really good tonight. I thought some of our older guys really battled. We’ve just got to get back to work tomorrow.”

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