No. 4 Texas A&M women beat Houston 94-55
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) Courtney Walker scored 17 of her 19 points in the first half and No. 4 Texas A&M routed Houston 94-55 on Saturday to improve to 11-0.
The Aggies are 11-0 for only the second time in school history, following a 12-0 start in 2008-09.
Jada Terry added 11 points for Texas A&M. The Aggies led by at least 30 points over the final 11:34.
Marche Amerson led Houston (3-5) with 10 points.
A&M coach Gary Blair said despite Walker's strong first half, she needed to clean up her game after committing four turnovers in the first 20 minutes. Walker didn't commit a turnover in the second half.
''We talk about being a complete player, and she played better in the second half, even though she only scored one basket,'' Blair said.
The taller Aggies dominated the Cougars 54-12 in points in the paint, and capitalized on 15 Houston turnovers by holding a 29-11 advantage in points off turnovers.
''The one thing we can't simulate is their pressure in practice,'' Houston coach Ronald Hughey said.
Texas A&M: The Aggies have won five of the last seven meetings between the old Southwest Conference foes.
Houston: The Cougars lead the series 33-25.
A&M own three victories by more than 30 points each this season. ... Walker made her first 13 shots, including six from the field and seven free throws.
Hughey stood in on most of Blair's post-game interview session. ''That's why I'm up here every chance I get,'' a smiling Hughey said afterward. ''To pick his brains.''
Texas A&M: Faces former league rival Texas on Dec. 21 in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge in Little Rock, Arkanas.
Houston: Faces UTSA on Friday in the Athletes in Action Tournament in Lubbock.