Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The Georgia men’s basketball team dropped a conference road contest to Texas A&M, 73-56, Tuesday evening at Reed Arena.
A tough shooting night at 35.3-percent (18-for-51) including a 13-percent clip (3-for-23) from three-point range, contributed to Georgia’s defeat. The Bulldogs fell to 10-14 overall and 1-10 in the conference, while the Aggies improved to 10-13 overall and 3-8 in the SEC.
Individually, a double-double performance from Nicolas Claxton led the Bulldogs. The sophomore forward tallied 18 points and 10 rebounds for his seventh career double-double – all this season. Junior guard Jordan Harris chipped in 10 points and corralled eight rebounds. Harris has scored in double digits in three of the past four games. Also helping in the scoring department was sophomore guard Teshaun Hightower with nine points.
“We missed some shot, we were short on shots, but I thought their [Texas A&M’s] defense was good – there is no double about that,” Georgia head coach Tom Crean said. “But I also think we missed some open shots. Texas A&M played very well tonight.”