Texas A&M Women Win NCAA Title

Aggies beat Notre Dame 76-70 for first title

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Apr 5, 2011 10:28 PM CDT

(Newser) – Danielle Adams scored 22 of her 30 points in a dominating second half and Texas A&M beat Notre Dame 76-70 on Tuesday night to win its first national championship. Texas A&M built an early 13-point lead with its aggressive defense, fell behind by seven in the second half, then rallied by pounding the ball inside to the 6-foot-1 Adams, who bulled her way to 9-for-11 shooting in the final 20 minutes.

Tyra White added 18 points for the Aggies, including a huge 3-pointer as the shot clock buzzer sounded to put A&M up 73-68 with 1:07 left. That was enough to bring the title to a school that didn't even admit women until 1963 and to deny a second championship to Notre Dame, which won 10 years ago in St. Louis.

Texas A&M's Danielle Adams celebrates after Texas A&M's 76-70 win over Notre Dame in the the women's NCAA Final Four college basketball championship game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, April 5, 2011.
Texas A&M's Danielle Adams celebrates after Texas A&M's 76-70 win over Notre Dame in the the women's NCAA Final Four college basketball championship game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, April 5, 2011.   (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Texas A&M's Danielle Adams (23) and  teammate Tyra White celebrate after Texas A&M's 76-70 win over Notre Dame in the women's NCAA Final Four college basketball championship game.
Texas A&M's Danielle Adams (23) and teammate Tyra White celebrate after Texas A&M's 76-70 win over Notre Dame in the women's NCAA Final Four college basketball championship game.   (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Texas A&M's Tyra White celebrates after Texas A&M's 76-70 win over Notre Dame in the women's NCAA Final Four college basketball championship game in Indianapolis.
Texas A&M's Tyra White celebrates after Texas A&M's 76-70 win over Notre Dame in the women's NCAA Final Four college basketball championship game in Indianapolis.   (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
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