COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Sindarius Thornwell had 25 points and nine assists, helping No. 25 South Carolina beat No. 8 Texas A&M 81-78 on Saturday.
Michael Carrera scored 20 points on 6-for-6 shooting for the Gamecocks (20-3, 7-3 Southeastern Conference), who bounced back from a 69-56 loss at Georgia on Tuesday. Mindaugus Kacinas finished with 11 points.