COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) Courtney Williams scored 17 points and No. 12 Texas A&M pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat LSU 68-54 on Thursday night.
Texas A&M (19-7, 9-4 Southeastern Conference) has won four straight and has a one-game lead over Mississippi State, Florida and Auburn for second place in the conference.
Courtney Walker added 14 points and Chelsea Jennings chipped in 13 for the Aggies.
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Rina Hill had 14 points and Alexis Hyder 13 to lead LSU (8-18, 2-11), which has lost 10 of its last 11 games.
Texas A&M built a 10-point lead at halftime and led 48-39 with three minutes remaining in the third quarter. From there the Aggies went cold, missing their next seven shots, allowing the Tigers to pull to 48-45.
Jennings finally answered with a jumper with seven minutes left, sparking a 12-4 spurt and the Aggies cruised from there. Walker scored five points and Jennings had four during the stretch.