LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Moreniko Atunrase poured in 19 first-half
points as Texas A&M (No. 25 ESPN/USA Today, No. 24 AP) jumped out to a 19-4 lead and cruised
past Nebraska 69-50 Saturday.
Texas A&M (19-5, 8-3) dominated the first half, hitting 55
percent of its shots, including five of eight from three-point range and
outrebounding Nebraska (12-10, 4-7) 22-8.
Atunrase, who was seven of eight in the first half, scored eight in the
Aggies' game-opening run. Texas A&M went up 19-4 on Takia Starks'
jumper with 14:53 remaining in the half.
Nebraska took advantage of Aggie turnovers to go on a 9-0 run
and cut the A&M lead to 19-13 on Kelsey Griffin's short jumper with
12:54 left. That was as close as Nebraska got.
Texas A&M put together a 13-2 run to go up 32-15 on Starks'
10-foot jumper with 9:43 left in the first half and led by 13 at
Texas A&M went up 51-32 on Atunrase's jumper with 14:04 left.
Nebraska was able to cut that margin to 13 but could get no closer
in a sloppy, turnover-plagued second half. The Aggies' biggest lead
Atunrase finished with 23 points. Starks had 14 points and
A'Quonesia Franklin added 11 for A&M.
Griffin, who had 16 of Nebraska's 30 first-half points, led the
Huskers with 20. Her teammate Kiera Hardy had 10.