STILLWATER, Okla. —
But the Aggies hit 51 percent (26 of 51) from the field and made 5 of 10 3-pointers.
Jasmine Hassell scored nine points to lead Georgia (16-3, 4-2), which shot 29.1 percent (16 of 55), including 1 of 6 3-pointers.
Texas A&M pulled away in the last 11:27 before halftime. The Lady Bulldogs trailed 11-10 after Jasmine Jones’ short jumper, but the Aggies responded with a 13-0 run and outscored Georgia 28-6 over the remainder of the half.
No. 18 DAYTON 74, RHODE ISLAND 48
KINGSTON, R.I. — Sam MacKay scored 16 points, including four-3-pointers, and added five assists and five steals as Dayton cruised to a win over Rhode Island.
The Flyers (15-1, 3-0), who have won three straight games after losing 65-40 to Bowling Green on Dec. 30, posted their 10th straight win in the series.
With Dayton taking control early to lead 35-19 at intermission, the Rams (5-13, 0-3) opened the second half on an 8-2 run. Dayton answered with a 12-2 burst to pull away for good, sending Rhode Island to its seventh straight loss.
The Flyers forced 25 turnovers, leading to 33 points.
Ally Malott and Andrea Hoover added 11 points apiece for Dayton.
Tayra Melendez, with 13 points, was the only player in double figures for the Rams, who came in averaging the fewest points per game in the A-10 (51.5 points).
No. 19 SOUTH CAROLINA 52, FLORIDA 44
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Khadijah Sessions had 15 points and South Carolina held off Florida despite a 9-minute scoreless drought.
The Gamecocks (16-3, 4-2 Southeastern Conference), whose 59 rebounds were the most in coach Dawn Staley’s five seasons, led 17-6 early and 24-17 at halftime.
Jaterra Bonds, who paced the Gators with 16 points, tied it at 35 on a layup with 12:14 left, but South Carolina rattled off 10 straight points, capped by Ashley Bruner’s layup with 9:39 remaining, and Elem Ibiam had two key blocks.
The Gamecocks would not score again — missing 14 field goals and six free throws — until Bruner made 1 of 2 free throws with 32 seconds left for a 46-42 lead.