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NCAA Women's Bracket 2011: Texas A&M Finally Tops Baylor, Heads To Final Four

It took four tries, but when the stakes were at their highest, the Texas A&M Aggies finally knocked off the Baylor Bears by a 58-46 scoreline for the right to head to the NCAA Women's Final Four. The stars struggled in this game, as Texas A&M's All-American guard Danielle Adams scored just six points and Baylor's Brittney Griner, one of the biggest stars in the nation, shot just 6-of-18 from the field for 20 points. 

The Aggies had previously suffered much heartbreak at the hands of the Bears, who beat them twice during the regular season as well as in the conference tournament. In those games, Griner had 31, 26, and 17 points (on just 10 shots). Unlike the last time A&M shut down Griner, freshman Oddysey Sims didn't pick up the slack, as she was held to two points on 0-6 shooting. Sydney Carter led the way for the Aggies with 22 points. 

The Aggies have advanced to the Final Four and will play the second-ranked Stanford Cardinal, the only team to beat No. 1 overall seed Connecticut this season. Should they win that game, A&M will likely have the honor of taking on the Huskies on their own, as they are matched up against Notre Dame in the other semifinal game in Indianapolis. 

For more coverage around SB Nation, please check out Swish Appeal's breakdown of the game by Nate Parham, and pre-Sweet Sixteen interviews with Danielle Adams and Aggies head coach Gary Blair. For more Aggies news, check out I Am The 12th Man.

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