COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) Chennedy Carter scored 28 points, Anriel Howard had a double-double and No. 17 Texas A&M rallied to defeat Florida 85-80 on Thursday night.
Howard’s 3-point play with 7:34 to play started a 13-3 run that helped the Aggies (20-7, 9-4 Southeastern Conference) erase a seven-point deficit. Howard and Carter combined for 11 of the points with Howard’s free throws making it 73-70 with 3:10 to play.
Carter’s 3-pointer with a minute left gave the Aggies a six-point lead but the Gators got 3s from Paulina Hersler and Funda Nakkasoglu in the final minute. Texas A&M didn’t seal the game until Khaalia Hillsman made two free throws with 3.3 seconds to play.
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Howard had 21 points and 12 rebounds and Danni Williams added 15 points for the Aggies.
Nakkasoglu hit five 3s and scored 24 points for the Gators (10-16, 2-11), who have had nine SEC games decided by 10 points or less. Haley Lorenzen added 22 poitns and Hersler had 15 with 11 rebounds.