Starks, Franklin score 25 each, lead A&M to top of Big 12

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Takia Starks and A'Quonesia Franklin scored 25 points apiece to lead Texas A&M (No. 19 ESPN/USA Today; No. 16 AP) past Oklahoma (No. 9 ESPN/USA Today; No. 12 AP) 78-68 on Saturday.

Danielle Gant added 11 points for the Aggies (19-4, 9-2 Big 12), who secured first place in the conference and won their 14th straight at home.

Oklahoma (18-4, 8-3) was led by Courtney Paris, who scored 25 points and had 14 rebounds.

Franklin had a double-double with 10 assists and La Toya Micheaux added 11 rebounds. The Aggies shot 5-of-10 from beyond the 3-point arc in the first half, and led 37-29 at the break.

Oklahoma outrebounded Texas A&M 39-26, but hit only 2-of-11 3-pointers for the game.

The Sooners turned the ball over 24 times to A&M's 15.