KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Danielle Adams scored 23 points, and Sydney Colson and Tyra White each added 14 as No. 8 Texas A&M cruised past turnover-prone Texas 77-50 on Wednesday night to advance to the semifinals of the Big 12 tournament.
Texas committed 31 turnovers, one shy of the tournament record, and was held to its lowest points total of the season.
The Aggies (27-4), the tournament's No. 2 seed, will play either Texas Tech or Oklahoma on Friday. Texas A&M defeated its rival for the third time this season, and the tournament win was the most convincing of the three.
Chelsea Bass came off the bench to lead Texas (19-13) with 11 points.
Texas A&M's stifling perimeter pressure proved more than Texas, which beat Missouri in the previous round, could handle in a first half dominated by the Aggies. Texas A&M scored 23 points off 17 turnovers over the first 20 minutes and never let the Longhorns guards get comfortable.
The Aggies had 11 steals in the first half, with Sydney Carter and Colson getting three apiece. With the transition points coming in abundance, Texas A&M shot 53.3 percent in the first half and sprinted to a 41-24 lead.
Adams and White, both from Kansas City, had typically strong efforts in their homecoming. Colson also helped set the tone early with 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting in the first half.
After watching top-seeded and No. 3-ranked Baylor look extremely sharp earlier in the day, the Aggies also provided a glimpse of why they came into the tournament with a No. 5 national ranking.
Texas shot just 28 percent from the floor in the first half and coach Gail Goestenkors challenged her team at halftime to take better care of the ball.
The Longhorns must now wait to see if they will be invited to the NCAA tournament with an at-large berth.