LOS ANGELES -- Kelsey Bone and Kristi Bellock scored 15 points each, helping No. 23 Texas A&M kick off a four-game road swing with a 79-61 victory over USC on Saturday.
Bellock pulled down 10 rebounds and Bone had nine for the Aggies (6-3), who also got 14 points from Courtney Walker.
Cassie Harberts, coming off a double-double in a loss to Fresno State, led the Women of Troy (3-5) with 19 points and eight rebounds. Ariya Crook added 15 points, but USC shot just 30 percent from the floor.
The Aggies led just 33-30 after a back-and-forth first half but took control after halftime with a 12-0 run capped by Bone's 3-pointer. That gave A&M a 51-35 lead with 12:55 to play, and the Aggies went on to lead by as many as 25.
A&M next faces Kansas State on Wednesday in the World Vision Classic in Las Vegas.
espnW's Mechelle Voepel says it is alarming that women's basketball stands alone in the latest Notice of Allegations that North Carolina received from the NCAA and explains how the notice has impacted the Tar Heels' recruiting.