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No. 14 Texas A&M routs Alabama 71-46

Sunday - 2/16/2014, 4:40pm  ET

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- Karla Gilbert scored 15 points on 6-for-10 shooting to lead No. 14 Texas A&M to a 71-46 rout over Alabama on Sunday.

Courtney Williams and Courtney Walker added 12 points apiece for the Aggies (20-6, 10-2 SEC), who shot 53 percent from the field to secure the program's ninth-straight 20-win season. Jordan Jones scored six points and dished out 10 assists.

Texas A&M took control early with a 17-3 run capped by a Curtyce Knox layup that made it 25-12 with 6:23 to go in the first period, and carried a 37-22 advantage into the break. The Aggies continued to pull away in the second half.

Alabama (11-14, 4-8) led briefly after a three-point play by Nikki Hegstetter that made it 9-8 early in the first half but then quickly fell behind.

Ashley Williams led the Crimson Tide with 19 points and nine rebounds, while Daisha Simmons added 10 points.


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