COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Chennedy Carter scored 28 points, Anriel Howard had 15 points and 16 rebounds, and No. 22 Texas A&M cruised to a 79-57 victory over SMU on Thursday night.
The Aggies (11-3) rebounded from an 84-62 loss to No. 10 Oregon on Dec. 21, and opens Southeastern Conference play at fourth-ranked South Carolina on Sunday.
Carter was 10 of 18 from the field, hitting four 3-pointers, and Howard collected her 21st career double-double. Danni Williams added 14 points and Khaalia Hillsman had 13.
Kiara Perry scored 11 points to lead SMU (6-7).
The Aggies took the lead for good midway through the first half and built a 38-23 halftime advantage. Carter scored 14 points, Hillsman added nine points and Howard had seven points and nine rebounds in the first half. Texas Tech had a 30-point lead at the end of the third quarter. The Mustangs cut the deficit to 18 with 3:37 remaining.
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