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Womens basketball

Texas A&M 83, Houston 65

Danni Williams scored 21 points while Khaalia Hillsman and Anriel Howard each had double-doubles to help the No. 20 Texas A&M women beat Houston 83-65.

Hillsman had 19 points and 11 rebounds, Howard added 11 and 14 and Chennedy Carter scored 15 points for Texas A&M (1-0).

Hillsman made back-to-back layups before Williams hit a 3-pointer to make it 7-0 and the Aggies never trailed. A layup by Myyah West trimmed Houston's deficit to 10-9, but Texas A&M scored 16 of the next 20 points before taking a 30-19 lead into the second quarter.

Houston's Angela Harris hit a 3-pointer to open the fourth quarter and pull the Cougars within four, 60-56, but Hillsman made two layups, Williams hit two 3s and Carter made six free throws during a 16-4 run that made it 76-60 with four minutes to play.

Texas A&M hit 31 of 36 from the free-throw line, while the Cougars made 13 of 18.

Dorian Branch had 17 points and Harris scored 14 for Houston (0-1).

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