Gamecocks coach Dawn Staley (left) and guard Khadijah Sessions (5). (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Karla Gilbert scored Texas A&M's first two baskets of overtime in heavy traffic in the paint, and Jordan Jones followed with a pivotal steal and layup to help the 25th-ranked Aggies to a 67-65 victory over No. 8 South Carolina on Thursday night.
A&M had a big lead early on, but South Carolina's Tiffany Mitchell banked in a 3-pointer in the final seconds of regulation, tying it at 56.
Four Aggies scored in double figures, with Courtney Walker's 18 points leading the way. Jones had four steals, including the big play that gave A&M a 62-58 lead in overtime.
Aleighsa Welch had 20 points for South Carolina (16-2, 4-1 Southeastern Conference).
A&M (14-4, 4-0) led 34-17 at halftime and appeared en route to a surprisingly easy victory. But the Gamecocks roared back, outscoring the Aggies 39-22 in the second half.