LSU scores final 18 points of game to beat Texas A&M 78-66

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Cameron Thomas finished with 28 points and LSU scored the final 18 points of the game to beat Texas A&M 78-66. Texas A&M led 66-60 with 8:50 remaining and then missed its last 15 shots and a free throw. The Tigers (11-4, 6-3 Southeastern Conference) jumped out to a 17-point lead with about six minutes left in the first half and led 41-36 at the break. Ja’Vonte Smart scored 19 points and had a season-high nine assists for the Tigers, who ended a two-game stretch of double-digits losses. Jay Jay Chandler matched a career high with 21 points to lead Texas A&M (7-7, 2-6). Savion Flagg added 17 points.