COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Danielle Adams had 23 points and eight rebounds as No. 5 Texas A&M coasted to an 84-49 win over Nebraska on Saturday night.
The victory gets the Aggies back on track entering next week's Big 12 tournament after losing at Kansas State on Wednesday.
The Aggies (25-4, 13-3) were up by a bucket early in the second half before scoring 14 straight points to extend their lead to 49-33 with about 16 minutes left. Adams and Sydney Carter both hit 3-pointers in that span. Then Sydney Colson brought the crowd to its feet with a behind the back pass to Adaora Elonu, who finished with a layup to cap the run.
The Cornhuskers were frazzled by Texas A&M's full-court press and committed four turnovers and went almost 4 minutes without a basket.
Freshman Jordan Hooper scored 16 points for Nebraska (13-17, 3-13), which has lost nine of its last 10.
Colson finished with a career-high 15 assists, which ranks fourth all-time in school history. Carter had 14 points and tied a career best with four 3-pointers, and Elonu chipped in 14 points.
Nebraska had 18 turnovers, which Texas A&M converted into 30 points, and the Aggies outrebounded the Cornhuskers 44-29.
The Huskers couldn't recover after A&M's big run at the beginning of the second half and the Aggies continued to build on their lead. They were up by 18 points before a 12-0 spurt extended their advantage to 69-39 with 9 minutes remaining. Reserve Adrienne Pratcher scored seven points in that run.
Adams, a senior playing in her final home game, left with about 4 minutes remaining to a standing ovation and stopped to hug coach Gary Blair on her way to the bench.
Lindsey Moore added 13 points and 10 assists for Nebraska, but also had 11 turnovers.
Adams, the Big 12's leading scorer, started off strong, scoring eight of Texas A&M's first 12 points thanks to a pair of 3-pointers. She cooled down after that and scored just two more points the rest of the half. She finished with three 3-pointers.
The Aggies led by three points before an 8-2 spurt by Nebraska, capped by a 3-pointer by Catheryn Redmon, put the Cornhuskers on top 22-19 midway through the first half.
Texas A&M regained the lead with a 10-2 run that made it 29-24 about 6 minutes before halftime and the Aggies led 35-31 at the break.