- Associated Press - Saturday, December 13, 2014

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.

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