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Edwards scores 29 points as Georgia tops Texas A&M, 63-48

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Just when Georgia players were at risk of losing their confidence and perhaps their season, Anthony Edwards lifted his game and his team.

Now coach Tom Crean hopes to see even more from his freshman leader.

Edwards recorded a double-double with 29 points and a career-high 15 rebounds to lead Georgia past Texas A&M 63-48 on Saturday,

The Bulldogs snapped a four-game losing streak.

''We were definitely going to be dealing with a confidence crisis, and our guys worked through this,'' Crean said. ''They figured out a way to get better.''

Edwards had eight points in a 15-6 run to open the second half, giving Georgia (12-9, 2-6 Southeastern Conference) its first double-digit lead. He added a breakaway power jam with less than three minutes remaining, stretching the lead to 59-42.

''I just thought he was incredible,'' said Texas A&M coach Buzz Williams. ''I thought his impact on winning may have been as good as it's been all year, particularly on the glass.''

Wendell Mitchell led Texas A&M (10-10, 4-4) with 13 points. The Aggies' streak of three straight SEC road wins was snapped.

It was Edwards' second career double-double - and his second in as many games. He had 23 points and 10 rebounds in Georgia's 72-69 loss at Missouri on Tuesday night.

Edwards is the nation's top-scoring freshman with his average of 19.3 points per game. Crean said Edwards' effort against the Aggies was his most complete ''thus far.''

''But as I said to him near the end of the game, it's all got to turn up now that we're into February,'' Crean said.

Led by Edwards, Georgia outrebounded Texas A&M 44-34. He said his message to teammates was to focus on Aggies freshman rebounding leader Josh Nebo.

''I said box out Nebo and I'll go grab the rebound,'' Edwards said. Nebo had only two points and five rebounds.

Dismal shooting hurt the Aggies. Texas A&M shot only 20% from the field, making 19 of 59 shots.

A drive to the basket by Edwards gave Georgia a 22-21 lead, and Sahvir Wheeler's layup before time expired in the first half pushed the advantage to three points at 24-21.

Edwards sank two 3-pointers and added a reverse layup in the strong run to open the second half.

BIG PICTURE

Texas A&M: Outrebounded by Georgia, the Aggies couldn't duplicate their dominant 46-21 rebounding advantage in Tuesday night's 63-58 win at Tennessee. The advantage on the boards enabled Texas A&M to overcome 30% shooting against the Vols. The woeful shooting, especially on long-range shots, continued against the Bulldogs. The Aggies made only 5 of 25 3-pointers. ... Andre Gordon had 10 points.

Georgia: Wheeler, who originally signed with Texas A&M, had nine points, five assists and six turnovers. Wheeler, a Houston native whose family now leaves in College Station, Texas, was released from his scholarship with the Aggies after former coach Billy Kennedy was fired. .''It was nothing personal,'' Wheeler said of his first game against the Aggies. ... Georgia committed turnovers on its first two possessions before managing to take a shot and had 20 giveaways for the game.

30 YEARS LATER

Georgia celebrated the 30-year anniversary of its 1990 SEC title - still the school's only regular-season conference championship. Former coach Hugh Durham said second-year coach Tom Crean is off to a good start in recruiting. Durham added ''it takes more than one'' top recruit and said Edwards lacks the supporting cast that another top national recruit, Dominique Wilkins, enjoyed in the early 1980s.

FOULED OUT

Texas A&M's Quenton Jackson fouled out with 10:06 remaining in the game, only seven seconds after collecting his fourth foul. Williams had a substitute at the scorer's table when Jackson, who had seven points, fouled out, but Williams said he wasn't trying to take Jackson out of the game.

UP NEXT

Texas A&M: The Aggies return home to play Missouri on Tuesday night.

Georgia: The Bulldogs play at Florida on Wednesday night.

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1st Half

Time Team Play Score
20:00   Jumpball received by Georgia  
19:47   Bad pass turnover on Rayshaun Hammonds, stolen by Wendell Mitchell  
19:31   Andre Gordon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:29   Defensive rebound by Toumani Camara  
19:19   Traveling violation turnover on Jordan Harris  
18:59   Savion Flagg missed jump shot  
18:57   Defensive rebound by Toumani Camara  
18:53   Personal foul on Andre Gordon  
18:37   Jordan Harris missed layup, blocked by Josh Nebo  
18:35   Defensive rebound by Emanuel Miller  
18:08 +2 Josh Nebo made dunk, assist by Wendell Mitchell 2-0
17:49 +2 Sahvir Wheeler made layup 2-2
17:38   Wendell Mitchell missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:36   Defensive rebound by Anthony Edwards  
17:29   Anthony Edwards missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:27   Offensive rebound by Jordan Harris  
17:18   Rayshaun Hammonds missed jump shot  
17:16   Defensive rebound by Josh Nebo  
16:56   Wendell Mitchell missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:54   Defensive rebound by Anthony Edwards  
16:31   Bad pass turnover on Anthony Edwards, stolen by Savion Flagg  
16:26 +2 Wendell Mitchell made layup 4-2
16:06   Rayshaun Hammonds missed jump shot  
16:04   Defensive rebound by Emanuel Miller  
15:39   Lost ball turnover on Josh Nebo, stolen by Jordan Harris  
15:32   Offensive foul on Jordan Harris  
15:32   Turnover on Jordan Harris  
15:16   Shooting foul on Rayshaun Hammonds  
15:16 +1 Quenton Jackson made 1st of 2 free throws 5-2
15:16 +1 Quenton Jackson made 2nd of 2 free throws 6-2
15:02   Toumani Camara missed jump shot  
15:00   Offensive rebound by Jordan Harris  
14:55   Jordan Harris missed layup  
14:53   Defensive rebound by Andre Gordon  
14:45   Andre Gordon missed jump shot  
14:43   Defensive rebound by Jordan Harris  
14:37 +3 Rayshaun Hammonds made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jordan Harris 6-5
14:15 +3 Andre Gordon made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Emanuel Miller 9-5
13:57   Bad pass turnover on Rayshaun Hammonds  
13:36   Personal foul on Jordan Harris  
13:15   Shot clock violation turnover on Texas A&M  
12:50   Rayshaun Hammonds missed 3-pt. jump shot  
12:48   Defensive rebound by Savion Flagg  
12:39   Wendell Mitchell missed jump shot, blocked by Anthony Edwards  
12:37   Defensive rebound by Georgia  
12:26 +2 Toumani Camara made layup, assist by Rayshaun Hammonds 9-7
12:07   Quenton Jackson missed jump shot  
12:05   Offensive rebound by Josh Nebo  
11:58   Josh Nebo missed jump shot  
11:56   Defensive rebound by Anthony Edwards  
11:51   Personal foul on Quenton Jackson  
11:35   Traveling violation turnover on Tyree Crump  
11:16   Wendell Mitchell missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:14   Offensive rebound by Savion Flagg  
11:12 +2 Savion Flagg made layup 11-7
11:12   Shooting foul on Rayshaun Hammonds  
11:12 +1 Savion Flagg made free throw 12-7
10:56   Bad pass turnover on Anthony Edwards, stolen by Quenton Jackson  
10:51   Emanuel Miller missed jump shot  
10:49   Offensive rebound by Jonathan Aku  
10:46   Personal foul on Rodney Howard  
10:44   Wendell Mitchell missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:42   Offensive rebound by Savion Flagg  
10:42   Shooting foul on Christian Brown  
10:42   Savion Flagg missed 1st of 2 free throws  
10:42   Savion Flagg missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
10:42   Defensive rebound by Anthony Edwards  
10:29 +2 Anthony Edwards made jump shot 12-9
10:10   Quenton Jackson missed jump shot  
10:08   Offensive rebound by Texas A&M  
9:59   Wendell Mitchell missed jump shot  
9:57   Offensive rebound by Emanuel Miller  
9:50   Wendell Mitchell missed layup, blocked by Rodney Howard  
9:48   Offensive rebound by Jonathan Aku  
9:43   Offensive foul on Quenton Jackson  
9:43   Turnover on Quenton Jackson  
9:33 +3 Tyree Crump made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Sahvir Wheeler 12-12
9:13 +2 Andre Gordon made jump shot 14-12
8:49   Anthony Edwards missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:47   Defensive rebound by Andre Gordon  
8:31   Andre Gordon missed jump shot  
8:29   Defensive rebound by Anthony Edwards  
8:20   Lost ball turnover on Sahvir Wheeler, stolen by Emanuel Miller  
8:20   Emanuel Miller missed layup  
8:14   Offensive rebound by Wendell Mitchell  
7:59   Lost ball turnover on Wendell Mitchell  
7:59   Offensive foul on Mike Peake  
7:59   Turnover on Mike Peake  
7:50   Bad pass turnover on Savion Flagg  
7:33   Personal foul on Emanuel Miller  
7:31   Tyree Crump missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:29   Offensive rebound by Georgia  
7:14   3-second violation turnover on Mike Peake  
7:06   Yavuz Gultekin missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:04   Defensive rebound by Tye Fagan  
6:54   Anthony Edwards missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:52   Defensive rebound by Andre Gordon  
6:38   Andre Gordon missed layup, blocked by Mike Peake  
6:36   Offensive rebound by Jay Jay Chandler  
6:24   Traveling violation turnover on Jay Jay Chandler  
6:08   Lost ball turnover on Sahvir Wheeler  
5:57   Savion Flagg missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:55   Defensive rebound by Sahvir Wheeler  
5:53   Sahvir Wheeler missed layup, blocked by Savion Flagg  
5:51   Offensive rebound by Georgia  
5:46   Shooting foul on Josh Nebo  
5:46 +1 Anthony Edwards made 1st of 2 free throws 14-13
5:46 +1 Anthony Edwards made 2nd of 2 free throws 14-14
5:23   Jay Jay Chandler missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:21   Defensive rebound by Toumani Camara  
5:12 +3 Anthony Edwards made 3-pt. jump shot 14-17
4:51   Wendell Mitchell missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:49   Defensive rebound by Georgia  
4:41   Offensive foul on Toumani Camara  
4:41   Turnover on Toumani Camara  
4:25   Bad pass turnover on Savion Flagg  
4:17   Anthony Edwards missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:15   Defensive rebound by Josh Nebo  
3:48 +3 Wendell Mitchell made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Savion Flagg 17-17
3:36   Lost ball turnover on Rayshaun Hammonds, stolen by Wendell Mitchell  
3:32   Personal foul on Sahvir Wheeler  
3:32   Wendell Mitchell missed free throw  
3:32   Defensive rebound by Rayshaun Hammonds  
3:11   Shooting foul on Josh Nebo  
3:11   Anthony Edwards missed 1st of 2 free throws  
3:11   Anthony Edwards missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
3:11   Anthony Edwards missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
3:11   Defensive rebound by Texas A&M  
2:52   Emanuel Miller missed layup  
2:50   Offensive rebound by Emanuel Miller  
2:47 +2 Emanuel Miller made layup 19-17
2:29 +3 Sahvir Wheeler made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jordan Harris 19-20
2:10   Wendell Mitchell missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:08   Defensive rebound by Anthony Edwards  
1:53   Traveling violation turnover on Toumani Camara  
1:41 +2 Emanuel Miller made jump shot 21-20
1:13   Sahvir Wheeler missed layup  
1:11   Offensive rebound by Anthony Edwards  
1:05   Anthony Edwards missed jump shot  
1:03   Defensive rebound by Savion Flagg  
48.0   Andre Gordon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
46.0   Defensive rebound by Anthony Edwards  
37.0 +2 Anthony Edwards made layup 21-22
14.0   Lost ball turnover on Andre Gordon, stolen by Mike Peake  
2.0 +2 Sahvir Wheeler made layup 21-24

2nd Half

Time Team Play Score
19:44 +2 Emanuel Miller made layup, assist by Savion Flagg 23-24
19:21   Toumani Camara missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:19   Offensive rebound by Rayshaun Hammonds  
19:14   Sahvir Wheeler missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:12   Offensive rebound by Jordan Harris  
19:06 +3 Anthony Edwards made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jordan Harris 23-27
18:50   Andre Gordon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
18:48   Offensive rebound by Savion Flagg  
18:42   Wendell Mitchell missed 3-pt. jump shot  
18:40   Defensive rebound by Anthony Edwards  
18:31 +3 Jordan Harris made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Anthony Edwards 23-30
18:08   Emanuel Miller missed layup  
18:06   Defensive rebound by Toumani Camara  
17:54   Anthony Edwards missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:52   Defensive rebound by Quenton Jackson  
17:48 +2 Quenton Jackson made dunk 25-30
17:27   Out of bounds turnover on Sahvir Wheeler  
17:07   Emanuel Miller missed layup  
17:05   Offensive rebound by Jonathan Aku  
16:54 +2 Jonathan Aku made layup 27-30
16:37   Toumani Camara missed layup  
16:35   Defensive rebound by Jonathan Aku  
16:22   Offensive foul on Wendell Mitchell  
16:22   Turnover on Wendell Mitchell  
16:05 +2 Anthony Edwards made layup, assist by Sahvir Wheeler 27-32
15:45   Wendell Mitchell missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:43   Offensive rebound by Emanuel Miller  
15:43   Personal foul on Jordan Harris  
15:37   Lost ball turnover on Savion Flagg, stolen by Jordan Harris  
15:26 +2 Anthony Edwards made layup 27-34
15:05   Quenton Jackson missed layup  
15:03   Defensive rebound by Jordan Harris  
14:57 +3 Anthony Edwards made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jordan Harris 27-37
14:37   Andre Gordon missed jump shot  
14:35   Defensive rebound by Rayshaun Hammonds  
14:15   Offensive foul on Sahvir Wheeler  
14:15   Turnover on Sahvir Wheeler  
13:49   Lost ball turnover on Wendell Mitchell, stolen by Toumani Camara  
13:42 +2 Rayshaun Hammonds made dunk, assist by Sahvir Wheeler 27-39
13:19 +3 Emanuel Miller made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Andre Gordon 30-39
13:00   Anthony Edwards missed 3-pt. jump shot  
12:58   Offensive rebound by Sahvir Wheeler  
12:44   Personal foul on Emanuel Miller  
12:38   Sahvir Wheeler missed 3-pt. jump shot  
12:36   Defensive rebound by Emanuel Miller  
12:29   Lost ball turnover on Emanuel Miller, stolen by Sahvir Wheeler  
12:18 +2 Jordan Harris made dunk, assist by Rayshaun Hammonds 30-41
11:59 +2 Andre Gordon made jump shot 32-41
11:53 +2 Rayshaun Hammonds made jump shot, assist by Sahvir Wheeler 32-43
11:53   Shooting foul on Quenton Jackson  
11:53   Commercial timeout called  
11:32   Shooting foul on Anthony Edwards  
11:32   Quenton Jackson missed 1st of 2 free throws  
11:32 +1 Quenton Jackson made 2nd of 2 free throws 33-43
11:21   Jordan Harris missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:19   Defensive rebound by Quenton Jackson  
11:14 +2 Quenton Jackson made layup 35-43
10:47   Double dribble turnover on Sahvir Wheeler  
10:36   Wendell Mitchell missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:34   Defensive rebound by Rayshaun Hammonds  
10:16   Anthony Edwards missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:14   Offensive rebound by Jordan Harris  
10:14   Personal foul on Wendell Mitchell  
10:11   Personal foul on Quenton Jackson  
10:08   Personal foul on Quenton Jackson  
9:53   Rayshaun Hammonds missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:51   Offensive rebound by Anthony Edwards  
9:35   Anthony Edwards missed jump shot  
9:33   Offensive rebound by Donnell Gresham Jr.  
9:29   Traveling violation turnover on Tye Fagan  
9:14   Emanuel Miller missed jump shot  
9:12   Defensive rebound by Anthony Edwards  
8:51   Anthony Edwards missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:49   Offensive rebound by Toumani Camara  
8:45   Toumani Camara missed dunk  
8:43   Defensive rebound by Jay Jay Chandler  
8:43   Lost ball turnover on Jay Jay Chandler, stolen by Anthony Edwards  
8:35 +2 Anthony Edwards made layup 35-45
8:43   Shooting foul on Jay Jay Chandler  
8:43 +1 Anthony Edwards made free throw 35-46
8:31 +3 Andre Gordon made 3-pt. jump shot 38-46
8:10   Mike Peake missed jump shot  
8:08   Defensive rebound by Josh Nebo  
7:55   Savion Flagg missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:53   Defensive rebound by Anthony Edwards  
7:46   Tye Fagan missed layup  
7:44   Defensive rebound by Josh Nebo  
7:21   Andre Gordon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:19   Defensive rebound by Anthony Edwards  
7:12 +3 Tye Fagan made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Anthony Edwards 38-49
6:53 +2 Savion Flagg made jump shot, assist by Jay Jay Chandler 40-49
6:27   Donnell Gresham Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:25   Offensive rebound by Tye Fagan  
6:14   Anthony Edwards missed layup  
6:12   Offensive rebound by Mike Peake  
6:09 +2 Mike Peake made layup 40-51
5:57   Jay Jay Chandler missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:55   Defensive rebound by Toumani Camara  
5:49 +2 Mike Peake made dunk, assist by Donnell Gresham Jr. 40-53
5:24   Savion Flagg missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:22   Defensive rebound by Anthony Edwards  
5:04   Bad pass turnover on Anthony Edwards  
4:48   Personal foul on Sahvir Wheeler  
4:45   Savion Flagg missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:43   Defensive rebound by Rayshaun Hammonds  
4:21   Rayshaun Hammonds missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:19   Defensive rebound by Savion Flagg  
4:06   Lost ball turnover on Savion Flagg, stolen by Sahvir Wheeler  
4:06   Personal foul on Wendell Mitchell  
4:06 +1 Sahvir Wheeler made 1st of 2 free throws 40-54
4:06   Sahvir Wheeler missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
4:06   Offensive rebound by Sahvir Wheeler  
3:59   Jordan Harris missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:57   Defensive rebound by Jonathan Aku  
3:44 +2 Wendell Mitchell made layup 42-54
3:23   Personal foul on Wendell Mitchell  
3:23 +1 Anthony Edwards made 1st of 2 free throws 42-55
3:23 +1 Anthony Edwards made 2nd of 2 free throws 42-56
3:02   Lost ball turnover on Jay Jay Chandler, stolen by Anthony Edwards  
2:55 +2