(12) Baylor 84

(18-5, 8-4 Big 12)

(21) Texas A&M 59

(19-6, 8-4 Big 12)

    8:00 PM ET, February 15, 2006

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    #12BAY 42 4284
    #21TAM 23 3659

    Turnovers are Aggies' undoing in loss to Lady Bears 

    COLLEGE STATION (AP) -- Texas A&M's top-25 ranking and record crowd didn't mean much to Baylor (No. 11 ESPN/USA Today, No. 12 AP) on Wednesday night.

    Sophia Young scored 16 points and Angela Tisdale added 13 points and seven assists to help the Lady Bears (No. 23 ESPN/USA Today, No. 21 AP) beat the Aggies 84-59 before a crowd of 11,088, a record for a women's game at Reed Arena.

    "I thought we set a tone early to say that, if you're going to beat us, you'll have to bring your best game," Baylor coach Kim Mulkey-Robertson said.

    Baylor (18-5, 8-4 Big 12) held Texas A&M (19-6, 8-4) without a field goal for a seven-minute stretch in the second half and led by as much as 26 points.

    Shot by shot, the Lady Bears silenced the fans, going 28-of-51 (55 percent) from the field, including 7-of-11 from 3-point range (64 percent).

    Baylor easily beat A&M for the 12th straight time, leaving Mulkey-Robertson without much to tell her team as the game wore on.

    "When we're playing as well as we were tonight, there's not a whole lot you have to say to them," Mulkey-Robertson said.

    The Aggies had more turnovers (11) than field goals (nine) in the first half and trailed 42-23 at the break. Texas A&M finished with 19 turnovers.

    "Baylor flat out-played us," A&M coach Gary Blair said. "I don't know if we were still in the hot dog line or what."

    The low point of A&M's bad night came with 8:57 left, when Blair was ejected for rushing onto the court to protest a non-call under the Lady Bears' basket.

    Referees gave Blair two quick technical fouls before he said he had time to calm down.

    "I deserved the first. I didn't deserve the second," he said. "I'm not Batman. I can't fly off the court."

    Morenike Atunrase had 17 points and A'Quonesia Franklin added 15 for the Aggies, who got no closer than 18 in the second half.

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