KANSAS CITY, Mo. (March 8, 2012) -- Alexia Standish scored 25 points, including 6 of 9 3-pointers, and No. 22 Texas A&M pulled away late in the second half to handle Kansas 78-63 on Thursday night,
advancing to the Big 12 Women's Championship semifinal.
The Aggies scored 11 unanswered points that concluded with 3:24
remaining to transform an eight-point advantage into a 73-54
cushion. Kansas would get no closer than 15 for the remainder and
lost by the same margin.
Kansas sliced an eight-point deficit to 52-49 with 12:10
remaining on a layup by Aishah Sutherland, but Texas A&M countered
with six straight points. The Jayhawks remained within striking
distance until the Aggies sparked an 11-0 run six minutes later.
Sydney Carter scored 18 points and Kelsey Bone added 16 for the
Aggies; both players grabbed seven rebounds apiece.
Angel Goodrich led Kansas with 21 points to compliment nine