ATHENS, Ga.- Texas A&M’s women’s basketball team extended its winning streak to six games, with a 58-44 win over No. 25 Georgia at Stegeman Coliseum.
Texas A&M (13-4, 3-0 SEC) picked up back-to-back wins over ranked opponents for the first time since the Aggies defeated three ranked teams to win the 2013 SEC Tournament.
The Aggies went on a 17-4 run that spanned over eight minutes of the first half, helping the Aggies to a 31-17 halftime advantage. Georgia was the fourth A&M opponent held to 20-or-fewer points in the first half this season, and the 11th such opponent since the start of 2012-13.
No. 25 Georgia (12-5, 0-4 SEC) was unable to score a second half point against the Aggies stifling defense until a free throw at the 14:24 mark. By that time, the Aggies built up a 21-point lead that the Lady Bulldogs could not overcome.
The Aggies are 5-2 in their last seven games against ranked opponents, dating back to 2012-13 and 7-2 in their last nine games against ranked opponents away-from-home.
Courtney Walker had 16 points to lead the Aggies, her second straight game with 15+ points.
Jordan Jones had a career-high 13 points, and added in eight rebounds and seven assists. She entered the game ranked 24th in the nation in assists, a mark bolstered by her 7.6 assists per game in her previous five games.
Achiri Ade had a career-high 16 rebounds, tied for the 16th-most in a single game in A&M history.
Tori Scott had 11 points, her third double digit scoring game this season.
The Aggies join No. 1 Connecticut, No. 3 Duke, No. 5 Louisville and No. 13 North Carolina as teams to win multiple games against ranked opponents in a single week this season.
The Aggies return home to Reed Arena on Thursday, January 16 to host No. 10 South Carolina at 7 p.m., a game that will determine sole possession of first place in the SEC. That game is televised on Fox Sports Southwest.
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