Chandler, Nkamhoua lead No. 22 Tennessee past Texas A&M

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Tennessee guard Jahmai Mashack (15) flies over Texas A&M guard Aaron Cash (0) while defending during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

By AL NESAR

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kennedy Chandler scored 16 points, Olivier Nkamhoua added 15 and No. 22 Tennessee beat Texas A&M 90-80. The Volunteers led by as many as 13 points in the first half. However, the Aggies cut the lead to one point with 8:49 left in the game. That’s when Nkamhoua hit a short jumper and John Fulkerson had a tip-in basket. Justin Powell hit back-to-back 3-pointers to push Tennessee’s lead to 15 points at 76-61 with 5:30 to play. Josiah-Jordan James and Zakai Zeigler each scored 14 and  Santiago Vescovi added 13. Texas A&M, which has lost five in a row, was led by Wade Taylor IV with 19 points. Quentin Jackson added 14 points, Henry Coleman had 12 and Tyreece Radford 11.

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