Carter scores 26 as No. 6 Aggies improve to 4-0

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Chennedy Carter scored 26 points and Kayla Wells added 16 to lead No. 6 Texas A&M to a 74-64 victory over USC on Saturday.

Carter had at least 20 points for the third consecutive game for the Aggies (4-0).

Aaliyah Wilson made a 3-pointer from the left wing to give Texas A&M its first lead of the game at 27-25. It would never lose it.

Freshmen Endyia Rogers scored 20 points and Alissa Pili added 12 points for USC (3-2).

USC got off to a good start, scoring three of the game’s first four baskets and led 21-19 after the first quarter. The Aggies responded, especially with their physicality inside. The Aggies had six offensive rebounds in the first half and out rebounded USC, 22-14 after two quarters.

Kyra White had two steals off the bench in the first half for the Trojans.

BIG PICTURE

Texas A&M: The Aggies used a physical presence inside and transition game to score how they wanted.

USC: With nine new players on the roster - including seven true freshmen - this was a good test against a top 10 team.

UP NEXT

Texas A&M: Hosts Prairie View A&M on Wednesday.

USC: Plays Nebraska at the Southpoint Shootout Friday in Las Vegas.