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Gamecocks dismantle Aggies 80-52

South Carolina picked up its first conference win of the season over Texas A&M on Wednesday. South Carolina picked up its first conference win of the season over Texas A&M on Wednesday.
The Aggies have now dropped four straight games, three of which were road games. The Aggies have now dropped four straight games, three of which were road games.

COLUMBIA, SC (RNN) - Strong shooting and good blocking helped South Carolina pick up its first conference win of the season over Texas A&M on Wednesday.

The Gamecocks (8-12, 1-6 SEC) dominated the Aggies (12-8, 3-4) for the entire game, limiting them to 21 points in the first half and 31 in the second. South Carolina made seven blocks compared to A&M's two and shot 52.2 percent from the court, 40 percent from downtown and 81 percent from the free throw line. The Aggies only shot 35.6 percent from the court, 25 percent from downtown and 55.2 percent from the free throw line.

Duane Notice led South Carolina with a career-high 19 points and three assists. Sindarius Thornwell also added 19 points and Brenton Williams scored 18.

Shawn Smith and Jamal Jones both led Texas A&M with nine points each. Jones also led with five rebounds.

The game marked the Gamecocks' first win since Jan. 3 against South Carolina State and snapped a six-game losing streak. The Aggies have now dropped four straight games, three of which were road games.

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