No. 23 Florida women edge No. 12 Texas A&M 83-81
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) Ronni Williams scored 20 points and grabbed 15 rebounds and No. 23 Florida held off No. 12 Texas A&M 83-81 on Thursday night.
Courtney Williams stole the ball for the Aggies with seven seconds left but Jordan Jones missed a shot at the buzzer.
Simone Westbrook added 15 points for the Gators (19-4, 7-3 SEC), who were coming off a win over then 12th-ranked Kentucky and had never beaten A&M.
Courtney Walker had a career-high 31 points for the Aggies (15-7, 5-4), who lost to No. 2 South Carolina on Monday.
The Aggies led 36-31 at the half and pushed it to eight at the 5:41 mark of the third quarter but Ronni Williams, who surpassed 500 career rebounds, scored 11 points as the Gators charged back to take a 65-60 lead.
Walker's jumper pulled A&M within two but after a Florida turnover Courtney Williams missed a 3-pointer with 12 seconds left. After a review, the ball went to Florida and Williams made another steal.