Scores

Final

Pepperdine 48

(0-1, 0-1 away)

(14) Texas A&M 72

(1-0, 1-0 home)

    7:00 PM ET, November 10, 2006

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    PEPP 29 1948
    #14TAM 29 4372

    No. 14 Texas A&M runs away with win over Pepperdine

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -- Morenike Atunrase had 18 points and seven steals to lead No. 14 Texas A&M to a 72-48 win over Pepperdine on Friday night in the season opener for both teams.

    Atunrase was 8-of-8 from the line and had three assists and four blocked shots.

    The game was tied at 33 early in the second half, before Texas A&M used a 13-1 run to pull away.

    Patrice Reado added 16 points and Takia Starks had 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Aggies. Daphanie Kennedy was Pepperdine's only double-digit scorer, finishing with 13 points and nine rebounds.

    The Aggies shot just 28 percent in the first half, but made 13-of-14 free throws for a 29-29 halftime tie. They scored six straight points in the final minutes of the first half to overcome a 29-23 deficit.

    Texas A&M was much sharper in the second half, shooting 60 percent, while Pepperdine was 6-of-23.

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