KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP)—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 assists.