By CHARLES ODUM
AP Sports Writer
Yante Maten scored 18 points, Kenny Gaines had 17, and Georgia beat No. 25 South Carolina 69-56 on Tuesday night, giving the Gamecocks their third loss.
Georgia led by 10 points at halftime and never trailed in the second half.
J.J. Frazier scored 13 points - all in the second half - and hit two 3-pointers in the closing minutes for Georgia (12-8, 5-4 Southeastern Conference). The Bulldogs snapped a two-game losing streak.
South Carolina (19-3, 6-3) was denied its attempt to reach 20 wins for the first time since 2008-09, when the Gamecocks finished 21-10.
Sindarius Thornwell led South Carolina with 18 points.
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