Texas A&M 52

(11-6, 2-5 Big 12)

(7) Baylor 74

(14-3, 4-2 Big 12)

    8:00 PM ET, January 26, 2005

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    TAM 32 2052
    #7BAY 38 3674

    Baylor outscores Aggies 18-4 to open 2nd half

    WACO, Texas (AP) -- Sophia Young and Steffanie Blackmon rebounded from an off night and gave Baylor the type of outing the Lady Bears are used to receiving from their strong inside duo.

    Young had 20 points and nine rebounds and Blackmon scored 15 to lead Baylor (No. 8 ESPN/USA Today, No. 7 AP) to 74-52 win over Texas A&M on Wednesday night.

    The pair combined for just 16 points in a 69-55 loss to Texas on Saturday.

    "It's like when shooters have a bad night, you tell them to keep plugging away," Baylor coach Kim Mulkey-Robertson said. "In this league, you don't get too high or too low. After a win, you don't get too high, and after a defeat, you don't get too low."

    Baylor (14-3, 4-2 Big 12) outscored the Aggies 18-4 to open the second half, and the Lady Bears went ahead 56-36 with just over 12 minutes remaining.

    Blackmon, who had only three first-half points, keyed the run with eight. The Aggies (11-6, 2-5) never challenged again and got no closer than 64-45 with 7 minutes left.

    "I just tried to keep my head in the game," Blackmon said. "Any win in the Big 12 is a good win, so this was important."

    Tamea Scales led the Texas A&M scoring with 15 points and eight rebounds, while Erica Roy scored 13.

    Baylor dominated the Aggies inside, scoring 42 in the points to A&M's 23. The Lady Bears outrebounded Texas A&M, 43-27.

    "I was more impressed with Baylor and how they stayed with the flow," A&M coach Gary Blair said. "When we fought back, we were too young and inexperienced and made too many fouls."

    Baylor led 31-20 after 4 minutes, but Texas A&M closed the gap to 38-32 at halftime. Young scored 14 points for Baylor in the first half.

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