NCAA Women's Tournament 2012: Texas A&M Reaches Sweet 16

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - APRIL 03: Adaora Elonu #21 of the Texas A&M Aggies heads for the basket while Jeanette Pohlen #23 of the Stanford Cardinal defends during the semifinals of the 2011 NCAA Women's Final Four on April 3, 2011 at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

It wasn't easy, but Adaora Elonu and the defending champion Aggies are headed back to the Sweet 16.

It wasn't easy, but the Texas A&M Aggies are headed to the Sweet 16 in the 2012 NCAA Women's Tournament. The third-seeded Aggies just squeaked by the sixth-seeded Arkansas Razorbacks, winning 61-59.

Texas A&M led Arkansas by seven points at the half, but the Razorbacks came back in the second half, and even led the defending champion Aggies 59-58 with under a minute to play. Sydney Carter made two free throws for the Aggies, giving Texas A&M a 60-59 lead.

After Quistelle Williams missed a jump shot for Arkansas, Tyra White made one of two free throws with two seconds left, giving A&M the 61-59 lead that the Aggies would win by.

Adaora Elonu was the only A&M player in double figures, scoring 23 points. Elonu also added seven rebounds, two blocks, a steal and an assist.

It won't get any easier for the Aggies, as they now head to Raleigh to take on the No. 2 seed Maryland Terrapins in the Sweet 16 on Sunday night.

For more on the Texas A&M Aggies, be sure to head over to I Am The 12th Man.

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