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By The Associated Press | Updated - Feb. 14, 2020 at 6:05 a.m. | Posted - Feb. 14, 2020 at 1:30 a.m.



COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Chennedy Carter scored 18 points shooting 8 of 12 from the field and 16th-ranked Texas A&M was never threatened in a 74-53 win over Vanderbilt. The Aggies built an 18-4 lead and never trailed. The lead stood at 28-10 at the end of the first quarter. Texas A&M missed just two of 13-shot attempts in the quarter for an 84.6% shooting mark. The Aggies also made 4 of 5 3-pointers in the quarter and distributed nine assists on their 11 made baskets. The Commodores never got within 13 points the rest of the way. Koi Love paced the Commodores with 13 points.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina has received a notice of allegations from the NCAA involving former men's basketball assistant Lamont Evans. Evans was on coach Frank Martin's staff for four seasons until leaving after the 2015-16 season for Oklahoma State. The NCAA says Evans received more than $5,000 in supplemental pay in the form of a bribe from runner Christian Dawkins to try and sway former Gamecock player P.J. Dozier to a sports agency. Evans admitted to taking $22,000 in bribes and was sentenced to three months in prison. South Carolina AD Ray Tanner said the allegation doesn't involve current coaches or players.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Freshmen Aliyah Boston and Zia Cooke had 13 points apiece and No. 1 South Carolina overcame a sluggish start before rolling over Auburn 79-53 for its 18th straight victory. The Gamecocks were coming off a decisive, 70-52, win over No. 5 UConn on Monday night. And it looked like South Carolina didn't have the same juice early on against Auburn. The Tigers trailed just 22-19 early in the second quarter. But South Carolina regrouped for a 20-4 burst to take a 42-23 lead at the half. Robyn Benton led Arkansas with 15 points.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Khayla Pointer scored 24 points with 10 rebounds and six assists, Awa Trasi had five 3-pointers and scored 22 points, and LSU handed No. 25 Tennessee its third-straight loss, 75-65. The duo combined for 16 points in the fourth quarter when the Tigers outscored the Lady Vols 26-17. LSU was 7 of 12 from the field with two Trasi 3s and 10 of 16 from the line. Tennessee was 6 of 14 with four turnovers. Rennia Davis had 19, 15 in the second half, for the Lady Vols (17-7, 7-4).

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