National Basketball Association
Louisiana State 64, Texas A&M 50
When: 12:00 PM ET, Saturday, February 29, 2020
Where: Maravich Assembly Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Officials: # Robert Felder, # Jason Baker, # Doug Sirmons
Attendance: 10889

Skylar Mays scored 24 points and host LSU shut down Texas A&M's offense in a 64-50 Southeastern Conference victory on Saturday in Baton Rouge, La.

Javonte Smart added 14 points for the Tigers (20-9, 11-5), who remained among the top four teams in the SEC. They currently are in position to have a double-bye in the SEC tournament, which begins in two weeks.

Savion Flagg scored 17 points and Josh Nebo added 11 to lead the Aggies (14-14, 8-8), who made just 1 of 9 free throws.

LSU swept the season series, having beaten the Aggies 89-85 in overtime Jan. 14 in College Station, Texas.

After a low-scoring first half, Quenton Jackson started the second-half scoring with a layup to pull Texas A&M within six points, 28-22.

But LSU built its lead to 36-24 nearly four minutes when Darius Days made a 3-pointer.

Yavuz Gultekin made a 3-pointer and another jumper as the Aggies closed the score to 43-36 with about 12 minutes to go in the half.

Mays answered with two free throws and a jumper to push the lead back to double digits.

Texas A&M cut the deficit to seven on three occasions before Mays hit a 3-pointer and fed Emmitt Williams for a dunk to give the Tigers a 60-48 lead with 3:27 left.

Jay Jay Chandler made a 3-pointer for the game's first points, which was Texas A&M's only lead.

LSU scored the next eight points before Wendell Mitchell's 3-pointer ended a nearly four-minute scoring drought for the Aggies.

The Tigers scored the next five points to grab a 13-6 lead and Texas A&M went cold again.

Flagg made a 3-pointer and Nebo hit a jumper before the Aggies again went scoreless for more than six minutes as the Tigers built a 24-11 lead.

The Aggies narrowed the deficit as Flagg and Jackson both made 3-pointers to close LSU's lead to 28-20 at the end of the first half.

At halftime, LSU retired the No. 35 jersey of former two-time SEC Player of Year (1989-90) Chris Jackson, who changed his name to Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf after reaching the NBA.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Texas A&M   Louisiana State
Savion Flagg 17 Scoring Skylar Mays 24
Wendell Mitchell 4 Assists Skylar Mays 3
Josh Nebo 9 Rebounds Skylar Mays 8
Josh Nebo 1 Free Throws Made Skylar Mays 6
Wendell Mitchell 1 Steals Trendon Watford 3
Emanuel Miller 1 Blocks Emmitt Williams 1
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Texas A&M 50 40.8 9-23 1-9 12 28 1 2 13
Louisiana State 64 40.4 10-31 8-12 11 32 1 7 4