No. 16 Houston 79, Texas A&M 78, OT
HOUSTON (AP) _ Darla Simpson’s short bank shot with 31 seconds left in overtime gave 16th- ranked Houston a 79-78 victory over Texas A&M in a Southwest Conference game on Wednesday night.
The Lady Cougars are 15-3 overall and 4-1 in the SWC, while the Aggies fell to 12-7 and 4-2.
Houston led 38-31 at halftime and widened the margin to 13 points, but A&M senior Vanessa Edwards capped a 25-12 Aggie run with a layup at 4:28 to tie it at 62.
Edwards’ sent the game into overtime at 70-all on a turn-around jumper with 42 seconds left.
Houston built a 75-70 lead in the extra period, but Texas A&M scored 8 of the next 10 points to go ahead, 78-77, with 57 seconds to go.
LaShawn Johnson led Houston 29. Edwards paced A&M with 13 points.