No. 15 Texas A&amp,M 58, No. 12 Texas 44

Sydney Carter scored 14 points and Tanisha Smith added 13 to

lead No. 15 Texas A&M to a 58-44 win over 12th-ranked Texas on

Saturday.

The victory was the third straight for Texas A&M (19-6, 7-5

Big 12) and snapped a six-game winning streak for the Longhorns

(19-7, 8-4).

The Aggies were up by three before outscoring Texas 10-1 to push

the lead to 53-41 with about 1 minute remaining. Texas A&M led

49-41 before scoring four quick points helped by a steal by

Danielle Adams to put the game out of reach.

Brittainey Raven had 17 points before fouling out with 42

seconds left to lead Texas.

There was a long break in action with about four minutes to play

while officials decided there was an error in the foul count for

Texas A&M. The Longhorns shot and made two free throws when the

Aggies had just six fouls. The points were taken away, leaving the

score at 47-40, and the Aggies team fouls were reduced from seven

to six after the discussion.

The win gives the Aggies a season sweep of the Longhorns after a

91-70 win in Austin and is Texas A&M’s seventh win in a row

against Texas.

Raven was the only Longhorn that scored in double figures, but

Ashley Gayle had 10 rebounds and four blocks.

Texas A&M trailed by five before going on a 12-2 run,

powered by five points from Carter, to take a 38-33 lead with about

10 minutes remaining. The Aggies got four steals during that run,

thanks to their effective use of a full-court press.

Texas went on a 10-2 run to open the second half and erase a

three-point deficit, taking a 31-26 lead with under 14 minutes

remaining. Texas A&M struggled to find an offensive rhythm in

that span, at one point getting two straight shot clock violations

followed by a missed layup.

Tyra White added 11 points for A&M, and Adams had six

points, four steals and three blocks.

The Longhorns scored the first eight points of the game and took

advantage of Texas A&M’s poor early shooting to build a 15-4

lead by the 12-minute mark. The Aggies finally got going after

that, breaking off a 16-4 run capped by a block and layup on the

other end by Adams to take their first lead – 20-19 – about two

minutes before halftime.

Texas A&M was up 24-21 at the break.