published Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Walker powers Texas A&M women past DePaul 84-65

DePaul's Chanise Jenkins (13) and Texas A&M's Achiri Ade, rear, reach for a loose ball during their regional semifinal in the NCAA women's basketball tournament in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, March 29, 2014.
DePaul's Chanise Jenkins (13) and Texas A&M's Achiri Ade, rear, reach for a loose ball during their regional semifinal in the NCAA women's basketball tournament in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, March 29, 2014.
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LINCOLN, Neb. — Courtney Walker scored 25 points, and Texas A&M beat DePaul 84-65 on Saturday night to advance to the regional finals of the NCAA women's tournament.

The Aggies (27-8) led by 14 points at halftime and turned back two DePaul runs to move to a Monday night game against defending national champion Connecticut, which beat BYU 70-51 in its semifinal. Courtney Williams had 14 of her 15 points in the second half for Texas A&M.

DePaul (29-7) shot 40 percent, 28 percent in the first half, and struggled defensively against the physical Aggies. Jasmine Penny had 16 of her 24 points in the second half and Megan Rogowski added 14 points for the Blue Demons.

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