March 27, 2011
DALLAS, Texas -- No. 7-ranked and second-seeded Texas A&M (30-5) used a 13-0 run at the start of the game to build an overwhelming lead en route to a 79-38 victory over sixth-seeded Georgia (23-11) in the "Sweet 16" game on Sunday at the American Airlines Center.
"It just wasn't pretty," Andy Landers said. "And if you're Georgia, it wasn't any fun.
"But you have to give Texas A&M just a lot of credit," Landers continued. "They did what they do. They come out, they get in your face defensively. And they did that very well tonight, disrupted very well, created early turnovers, I think four in the first four minutes. Same kind of pressure probably mentally affected a couple of layups in the first four minutes. And that's that piece. Defensively they were excellent."
Danielle Adams paced the Aggies with 23 points.
"Danielle Adams is the key to their team, and of course we tried to stop her from the inside, but it's hard to stop her from the inside," said Phillips. "And they've got great 3-point shooters. So I was trying to do both."
Phillips, who finished the season with 365 rebounds, ranks fifth in single-season rebounding leaders for the Lady Bulldogs.
"I think rebounding is very important," Phillips continued. "Rebounding wins ball games, and I just enjoy rebounding. If you really enjoy it, you'll do it well. So I just like to rebound."
Georgia finished the season with a 23-11 record after making its 19th appearance in the "Sweet 16" round of the NCAA Tournament. The Lady Bulldogs' 28 NCAA appearances rank second nationally.