Gig ‘em Aggies, you’ve got your first NCAA Championship in basketball.
Down three, Skylar Diggins turned the ball over with 19.6 seconds remaining, and the Texas A&M Aggies sunk both free throws to take an insurmountable five point lead.
Tyra White’s three-pointer with 1:03 remaining and just two seconds left on the shot clock was a dagger as the Aggies were able to hold off Notre Dame in the Women’s NCAA Championship Game, 76-70.
All-American Danielle Adams scored 30 points on 13-22 shooting, snagged 9 rebounds, and got a key block with under three minutes left. Sydney Colson’s steady play in the second half after she had major foul problems in the first was also a key factor in the Aggies victory.
Diggins was almost unstoppable in the paint, and she led Notre Dame with 23 points. Notre Dame generally played very well on offense, but missed an abundance of runners and floaters in the lane in the second half. Devereaux Peters added 21 points and 11 rebounds for the Irish, but it wasn’t enough as Aggies head coach Gary Blair was able to win his first national title.