Texas A&M cruises to 83-76 win over South Carolina State

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) Tyler Davis scored 22 points on 8-of-9 shooting as Texas A&M defeated South Carolina State 83-76 on Saturday night.

Texas A&M (7-2) led by at least eight points through the second half until a last-second 3-pointer by South Carolina State's Greg Mortimer. Eric Eaves scored 23 points and Edward Stephens added 18 for the undersized Bulldogs (2-7).

The Aggies doubled up SCSU 48-24 on points in the paint.

Admon Gilder contributed 16 points for A&M and teammates D.J. Hogg and Robert Williams added 15 each.

A&M coach Billy Kennedy freely used his bench and the Aggies' reserves outscored SCSU's reserves 18-7.

The Bulldogs stayed within striking distance by shooting 52.2 percent from the 3-point line (12 of 23), compared to 20 percent for the Aggies (4 of 20). Stephens made 6-of-11 3-pointers for the Bulldogs.