LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Kelsey Griffin had 21 points and 10 rebounds, Cory Montgomery added a season-high 18 points and fourth-ranked Nebraska turned back No. 12 Texas A&M's late comeback attempt to defeat the Aggies 71-60 on Saturday.
The Cornhuskers (21-0, 8-0 Big 12) won by double digits for the 18th time, but this one wasn't as easy the score showed.
The Aggies (16-5, 4-4) were within 65-60 in the final three minutes before Dominique Kelley made big plays at both ends to help the Huskers rebuild their lead.
Kelley fed Griffin for an easy layup as the shot clock struck 1, and then she made a rebound on the other end and took it all the way for a layup to break things open.
Yvonne Turner and Kelley scored 11 apiece for the Huskers.
Danielle Adams scored 18 points and Tyra White 15 for the Aggies, who have lost four of their last six.
Nebraska remained one of two unbeaten teams left in Division I basketball, joining top-ranked Connecticut.
The Huskers avenged last year's 86-43 loss in College Station, Texas.
But that Nebraska team didn't have Griffin, who was out last season with a foot injury.
Griffin gave the Huskers a presence inside to counter the burly Adams and the rest of the physical Aggies.
Held scoreless the first 11 minutes, Griffin rolled off six straight points in 43 seconds to give Nebraska a 10-point lead after White's jumper pulled the Aggies within 22-18.
The Huskers led 40-29 at half and 61-47 when Yvonne Turner, who missed six 3-pointers in a row, connected from behind the arc.
Maryann Baker's 3 got the Aggies within seven points, but Griffin's two free throws and strong move to the basket for a layup restored the Huskers' double-digit lead before Texas A&M made its late run.
Adams hit a jumper, Tanisha Smith stole the ball from Lindsey Moore and went in for a layup to make it 65-60 with 3:06 left.
The Huskers had bumps and bruises to show for this one. Several hard fouls left Nebraska players on the floor, including one by Smith that sent Montgomery into the padding on the goal standard and left her dazed momentarily.
Texas A&M, which only took two free throws the entire game, hasn't won a true road game since its conference opener at Texas on Jan. 9.