- Associated Press - Friday, March 3, 2017

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Anriel Howard had 19 points as Texas A&M; took control in the third quarter on the way to a 62-48 victory over No. 23 Missouri in the Southeastern Conference Tournament on Friday night.

The Aggies (21-10) will face No. 6 Mississippi State - and coach Gary Blair’s former longtime assistant in the Bulldogs coach Vic Schaefer - for a spot in the SEC finals on Saturday.

Texas A&M; reached the semifinals for the first time since winning the SEC Tournament in its debut league season four years ago.

Taylor Cooper added 16 points for the Aggies, who used a 15-4 run right after halftime to move in front for good.

For Missouri and SEC coach of the year Robin Pingeton, it was another SEC Tournament disappointment. The Tigers dropped to 0-5 in the event. All SEC first-team forward Sophie Cunningham had 13 points before fouling out. Sierra Michaelis led Missouri with 15 points.

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