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No. 16 Texas A&M women rout Mississippi St. 81-33

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 24, 2013 at 10:32 pm •  Published: January 24, 2013

"I've got work to do here," Schaefer said, "and we're going to get it done. It's a process."

Despite the lopsided score, Blair said he thinks Schaefer is building something special at Mississippi State.

"This team is very similar to my first teams at A&M," Blair said. "It takes time, and you have to convert people. This should have happened five or six years ago, but he'll build it. Give him time."

Texas A&M opened the game on an 11-4 run and led 39-19 at halftime.

"That's just the way this team is," Bone said. "If you stop one thing, we come at you with something else. Tonight coach Schaefer tried some of the defense we used to run against Baylor. We were able to adjust."

Bone scored 13 points on 6-of-9 shooting.

After the break, the Aggies immediately extended their lead to 54-19 to open the second half. They never trailed, and Blair was able to rest his starters some in the second half.

Adrienne Pratcher added 15 points for the Aggies on 6-of-10 shooting and was 3-for-5 from beyond the arc.

Martha Alwal led Mississippi State with 12 points and 10 rebounds and Jerica James added 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting.

This is Texas A&M's second road win of the week after beating No. 12 Georgia 64-46 on Sunday. The Aggies have won seven of their last eight games overall.

"This team has slid under the radar all year," Blair said. "We haven't gone away, we've only gotten better."