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Final

(11) Texas A&M 62

(1-0, 1-0 away)

SMU 57

(0-1, 0-1 home)

    8:00 PM ET, November 9, 2007

    1 2 T
    #11TA&M 26 3662
    SMU 36 2157

    Top Performers

    Texas A&M: T. Starks 17 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    SMU: D. Wills 17 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Stl

    Sparks' 17 points help No. 11 Aggies tame Mustangs 

    DALLAS (AP) -- Takia Sparks scored 17 points, and Ashlaa Horton added 15 rebounds as No. 11 Texas A&M rallied to beat SMU 62-57 Friday night.

    Texas A&M trailed 36-26 at halftime, but turned it up defensively in the second half of its season opener.

    SMU hit only 5-of-27 shots from the field after halftime.

    Delisha Wills scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Mustangs, and Janielle Dodds chipped in with 15 points and eight rebounds.

    Jillian Samuels hit a 3-pointer that gave SMU a 51-48 lead with 6:36 left.

    But Texas A&M used a 9-0 surge over the next 2:15 to take the lead for good.

    SMU led by as many as 12 points in the first half before taking a 10-point halftime advantage.

    The Aggies went on a 13-2 run in the first five minutes of the second half. A'Quonesia Franklin capped the spurt with a 3-pointer that gave Texas A&M a 39-38 lead.

    Horton added 10 points for the Aggies.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    TA&M
    SMU
    Points 62 57
    FG Made-Attempted 24-63 (.381) 14-46 (.304)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-14 (.429) 3-14 (.214)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-16 (.500) 26-36 (.722)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 27 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 13

    Game Leaders

     
    TA&M
    SMU
    PointsT. Starks 17D. Wills 17
    ReboundsA. Horton 15D. Wills 10
    AssistsS. Colson 4S. Shepherd 3
    StealsD. Gant 3S. Shepherd 5

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