LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Morenike Atunrase scored 18 points to help Texas A&M (No. 13 ESPN/USA Today, No. 12 AP) rally for a 55-52 victory over West Virginia on Friday in the first round of the LMU Ayres Hotel Thanksgiving Classic .
The Aggies trailed 28-22 at halftime, but a basket and free throw by A'Quonesia Franklin at 13:12 of the second half gave Texas A&M (4-0) a 35-34 lead.Franklin finished with 16 points.Olayinka Sanni led West Virginia (2-3) with 21 points and added 10 rebounds. Chakhia Cole had nine points and 11 boards.Texas A&M will play Loyola-Marymount in the championship game Saturday. Loyola Marymount beat American University 67-62.