Syracuse upsets No. 12 Texas A&M 78-63

Briana Butler scored a career-high 29 points as Syracuse beat

No. 12 Texas A&M 78-63 to win the Paradise Jam Reef Division

title.

Syracuse (8-0) closed the first half on a 16-5 run, going into

the break with a 38-27 advantage. Butler drilled two 3-pointers

during the stretch.

Texas A&M (4-2) got the lead as close as 55-46 after a pair

of Courtney Walker free throws. Butler answered for the Orange. She

hit a 3-pointer, blocked a layup on the defensive end and hit

another trey on the ensuing possession.

The Aggies wouldn’t get the lead into single digits again.

A&M struggled from 3-point range, going 1 for 11.

Butler finished 9 of 14 from the field, including 7 of 12 from

long range. Brittney Sykes added 15 and Shakeya Leary 14.

Walker paced the Aggies with a career-high 26, and Achiri Ade

added 14.