Aggies Dance into NCAAs With Title

Keith Fletcher –


Aggies Dance into NCAAs With Title


Playing in its third straight Big 12 Championship final, Texas A&M outlasted Oklahoma, 74-67. It’s the second title for the Aggies in three years – both came when A&M was a 4-seed.


Danielle Adams, a native of Kansas City and nearby Lee’s Summitt High School, again led Texas A&M with 19 points, 17 of which came in the second half. The latter half proved to be Adams’ operative time to shine. She scored 59 points overall during this week’s Championship – 46 of those came in the 2nd half. She was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player. After the game she wept openly as she embraced her mother and grandmother who came down from the stands as streamers fell from the top of Municipal Auditorium.


After the game, being interviewed live on Fox Sports’ telecast by Brenda VanLengen, Aggies coach Gary Blair used to opportunity to plea his case to the NCAA selection committee.

“Please don’t send us east with UConn!” Blair said, glaring directly into the camera. “Send us west. Send us to China. Send us anywhere but east.”


Antonelli: Seven Are In


NCAA Tournament selections for the women will be announced tomorrow. It is expected that A&M will be a No. 2-seed. Nebraska, despite their undefeated season coming to an end yesterday, is still being projected as a No. 1-seed. 


Fox Sports analyst Debbie Antonelli tells me to count on seven Big 12 teams to make it. After the seven ranked Conference teams, Texas Tech or Kansas State would be next in line – and both were 5-11 in league play. Debbie shakes her head and says, “… probably not enough to cut it.”