Kentucky falls short of the Aggie ladies 61-44.

Kentucky falls short of the Aggie ladies 61-44.

Kentucky falls short of the Aggie ladies 61-44.

Kentucky’s LEXINGTON For the second straight game, Texas A&M’s women’s basketball team dominated the third quarter and defeated the Kentucky Wildcats, 61-44, on the road on Sunday afternoon inside Rupp Arena.

A game later, the Maroon & White overpowered Ole Miss 21-7 in the third quarter, dominating Kentucky 23-10 to break a halftime tie and take a 47-34 lead into the last intermission.

In the pivotal third quarter, Texas A&M (17-6, 5-5 SEC) hit 10-of-17 (58.8%) from the field, led by eight points apiece from Janiah Barker and Aicha Coulibaly.

During a 17-2 run, the Aggies prevented Kentucky (9-16, 2-8 SEC) from making a field goal for the last 6:20 of the game.

Kentucky falls short of the Aggie ladies 61-44.

For the first time since the 2020–21 season, the victory allowed Texas A&M to win two straight conference road games. The 44 points were the lowest total this season for an Aggie league opponent.

Maroon & White had a 43–25 rebounding edge, with 12–6 on the offensive glass, demonstrating their dominance on the glass.

The Aggies showed off their strength on the inside, outscoring their opponents 42–14 in paint points. Ten shots, including a career-best five from Sahara Jones, were stopped by Texas A&M, a season record.

With 15 points apiece, Barker and Endyia Rogers led the A&M offensive attack. Barker added two assists, a steal, and a team-high nine rebounds.

In addition to his 6-of-10 shooting performance, Rogers added three 3-pointers, six rebounds, three assists, two blocks, and a steal.

With 14 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 steals, Coulibaly finished with a total of.

The Aggies started the game 7–of–8 from the field and lead 15–5 at 5:30 in the first quarter.
Maliyah Johnson scored a fastbreak layup with 25 seconds remaining in the quarter to give Texas A&M a 17–12 lead at the half. But the Wildcats responded with a 7-0 run.

Following a layup by Rogers early in the second quarter, Ajae Petty’s seven points allowed Kentucky to go on a 12-3 run. At 1:39, the Wildcats had a 24–22 advantage. Before the half, the score was tied at 24–24 thanks to a late jump shot by Coulibaly in the paint.

After two minutes, Kentucky cut the lead to 11 points in the fourth quarter. But in the closing minutes, they were unable to reduce the deficit to single digits.

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