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Walker scores 17 as No. 5 Texas A&M holds off UTPA 63-61

  • CORRECTS SPELLING OF BYLINE Texas A&M guard Courtney Walker, right, goes to the basket against UT Pan American guard Rickell Preston, left, during the first half of an NCAA women's college basketball game at McGrath-Phillips Arena in Chicago, on Sunday Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)

    CORRECTS SPELLING OF BYLINE Texas A&M guard Courtney Walker, right, goes to the basket against UT Pan American guard Rickell Preston, left, during the first half of an NCAA women's college basketball game at McGrath-Phillips Arena in Chicago, on Sunday Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Texas A&M forward Taylor Cooper (3), gets her shot blocked by UT Pan American guard Shawnte' Goff (11), during the first half of an NCAA women's college basketball game at McGrath-Phillips Arena in Chicago, on Sunday Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)

    Texas A&M forward Taylor Cooper (3), gets her shot blocked by UT Pan American guard Shawnte' Goff (11), during the first half of an NCAA women's college basketball game at McGrath-Phillips Arena in Chicago, on Sunday Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)  (The Associated Press)

  • UT Pan American head coach Larry Tidwell directs his team against Texas A&M during the second half of an NCAA women's college basketball game at McGrath-Phillips Arena in Chicago, on Sunday Nov. 16, 2014. Texas A&M won 63-61. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)

    UT Pan American head coach Larry Tidwell directs his team against Texas A&M during the second half of an NCAA women's college basketball game at McGrath-Phillips Arena in Chicago, on Sunday Nov. 16, 2014. Texas A&M won 63-61. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)  (The Associated Press)

Courtney Walker scored 17 points while Taylor Cooper added 11 to help No. 5 Texas A&M escape Texas-Pan American's upset bid with a 63-61 victory on Sunday.

Jordan Jones added 10 points while Achiri Ade had 16 rebounds for the Aggies (3-0), who won the four-team Maggie Dixon Classic championship at DePaul.

T'ondria Nolen paced Texas-Pan American (1-2) with 14 points, Shawnte' Goff had 13 while Hild Kjartansdottir and Brittany Bush added 10 apiece.

Trailing 40-33 at the half, Texas A&M scored 11 of the first 13 points in the second half to take a 44-42 lead on Walker's jumper at the 13:44 mark. With four minutes to play the Aggies extended it to 57-48 but the Broncs replied with a 9-2 run to make it a two-point game with 2:06 left.

The Aggies hit 4-of-6 free throw tries in the final 1:47 to stay ahead.