(17) DePaul 84

(4-0, 2-0 away)

Texas A&M 71

(2-1, 2-1 home)

    7:50 PM ET, November 26, 2005

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    #17DEP 41 4384
    TA&M 35 3671

    Smith, DePaul advance to Rainbow Classic title game

    HONOLULU (AP) -- Khara Smith had 16 points and 14 rebounds to lead No. 17 DePaul in its 84-71 victor over Texas A&M in the semifinals of the Rainbow Wahine Classic on Saturday.

    Smith earned her second double-double of the tournament, and shot 7-of-10 from the field. Allie Quigley added 15 points and seven assists, and Jenna Rubino had 16 of her 18 points in the first half.

    The Blue Demons (4-0) shot 54 percent in the game, often pounding the ball in to the low block.

    DePaul went on a 12-2 run in the middle of the second half to extend their lead to 68-49 with 10:30 to play. When the Aggies (2-1) came within 74-62, the Blue Devils answered with a 9-3 run with 3:05 remaining to put the game out of reach.

    Danielle Gant led the Aggies with 19 points and eight rebounds. Tamea Scales added 13 and Morenike Atunrase 11.

    DePaul led 41-35 at the break. They will face the winner of the Wisconsin-Hawaii semifinal game on Sunday at 5:30.

    DePaul's Jarietta Benton added 11 points and Texas A&M's Takia Sparks had 10 points.

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