Pushed to the brink by the Stanford Cardinal, the Texas A&M Lady Aggies rallied back from a ten point deficit to move on to the Championship Game of the NCAA Women’s Final Four. Nnemkadi Ogwumike put in a pair of free throws with 6:01 remaining to give Stanford a 54-44 lead, but Danielle Adams and Tyra White would not let the Aggies die, scoring 10 points in the next four minutes to move to within 58-54.
Sydney Carter’s three pointer cut the deficit to one with 1:34 remaining, and two free throws by Sydney Colson gave the Aggies their first lead since 21-20, which came with three minutes left in the first half. Ogwumike managed to draw a foul and hit two free throws to take the lead back, but after a pair of traded layups, Tyra White managed a two-point layup with three seconds left that would be the difference maker for the Aggies. Colson stole the ball away from Stanford and they got no shot off as the Aggies won the game.
Adams and White both led the charge with 16 and 18 points, respectively. Carter finished with 14. Ogwumike dominated the game with 31 points and seven rebounds, but it wasn’t enough and the Cardinal will be sitting at home on Tuesday night.
Texas A&M will play Notre Dame for the title Tuesday night in Indianapolis. For more, please check out Swish Appeal for your women’s basketball needs and I Am The 12th Man for further coverage of the Aggies..