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NCAA Women's Final Four: Aggies Must Overcome Stanford's Size Advantage

The Texas A&M Aggies finally broke through. The seventh-ranked Aggies took down the third-ranked Baylor Lady Bears as Brittney Griner's shooting went cold, and just like that - A&M is in the Women's Final Four along with Stanford, Notre Dame, and perennial favorite UConn.

The Aggies will have to play their absolute best to come out on top Sunday against Stanford, who presents a much different challenge than Baylor. Where the Bears relied heavily on Griner, the Cardinal have a much more balanced attack. TAMU was able to key on Griner and their defense combined with her cold streak opened the door for an Aggie win.

Stanford's rebounding ability is going to give the Aggies fits. TAMU must find a way to keep Stanford from dominating the boards (as they were able to do against Baylor) if they're going to have a real chance to win this game. 

A&M has been getting good guard play as of late, but the size advantage Stanford holds with their huge frontcourt of Kayla Pedersen, and Houston products, sisters Chiney and Nnemkadi Ogwumike, will be their biggest challenge.

The winner of this game will take on the winner of Notre Dame and Connecticut on Tuesday night for the NCAA Women's Championship.

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