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Walker leads No. 15 Texas A&M past Auburn, 86-54

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DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — Courtney Walker sank her first seven shots and scored 25 points, leading No. 15 Texas A&M to a runaway 86-54 win over Auburn on Friday night in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference tournament.

Texas A&M will play No. 6 Tennessee in Saturday’s second semifinal. Tennessee beat Texas A&M 76-55 on Jan. 26.

Karla Gilbert had 15 points and Courtney Williams added 12 for the Aggies (24-7), the defending SEC tournament champion.

Tyrese Tanner led Auburn (17-14) with 14 points. Brandy Montgomery had 12.

Texas A&M already held a comfortable 45-30 lead early in the second half before turning the game into a rout with an 18-0 run for a 63-30 lead. Walker had six points in the run and then sat out the final 10 minutes.