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Texas A&M rallies to overcome West Virginia

Nov 25, 2006 - 1:54 AM LOS ANGELES (Ticker) -- Texas A&M had to struggle to remain unbeaten.

Morenike Atunrase scored 18 points and A'Quonesia Franklin added 16 as the 13th-ranked Aggies rallied to defeat West Virginia, 55-52, in the LMU Thanksgiving Classic.

Texas A&M (4-0) turned on the defense in the second half, allowing it to rally from a 28-22 halftime deficit.

The Aggies had 13 steals and forced 29 turnovers in the contest.

The Mountaineers (2-4) were limited to 36 percent shooting (9-of-25) in the second half after they shot a torrid 57 percent (21-of-46) in the opening 20 minutes.

Olayinka Sanni had 21 points and 10 rebounds and Chakhia Cole added nine and 11 for West Virginia, which dominated Texas A&M, 39-24, on the boards.

The Aggies shot 50 percent (10-of-20) and made 11-of-15 free throws in the second half.

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