NCAA Postgame Notes: Georgia vs. Texas A&M

March 27, 2011

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  • With the win, No. 2 seed Texas A&M advanced to the Elite Eight for just the second time in program history.
  • Texas A&M will meet the winner of the other Dallas Region semifinal (No. 1 seed Baylor vs. No. 5 seed Green Bay) at 8 p.m. Tuesday at American Airlines Center.
  • Prior to the game, A&M and Georgia had never met even though coaches Gary Blair and Andy Landers are longtime friends. Under Blair, the Aggies are now 3-1 against teams from the Southeastern Conference.
  • A&M improved to 12-7 all-time in NCAA Tournament play while Georgia dropped to 52-28.
  • The Aggies' 41-point margin of victory was the biggest in school history for an NCAA Tournament game.

TEXAS A&M NOTES

  • Texas A&M (30-5) clinched its first 30-win season in school history.
  • Coach Gary Blair's team has won its three tournament games by 40 points (McNeese State), 22 points (Rutgers) and 41 points (Georgia). A&M's defense, orchestrated by assistant coach Vic Schaefer, is the only team in the NCAA field to hold all three of its opponents to less than 50 points.
  • The Aggies came into the game ranked eighth nationally in scoring offense and jumped out to a 13-0 lead. Georgia didn't score its first point until Jasmine James hit a short jumper with 14:13 remaining in the first period. The Aggies also had a 14-0 run to push their lead to 27-2.
  • Senior Danielle Adams finished with 23 points and a career-high 14 rebounds for her 15th double-double of the season and 18th of her two-year A&M career. Adams also now has 795 points this season, putting her just ahead of Baylor's Brittney Griner (792) as they chase the Big 12 single-season scoring record, currently held by Oklahoma State guard Andrea Riley (909 points in 2010).
  • A&M's 10 3-pointers was a NCAA record for the program. A&M went 10-for-20 from 3-point range.
  • Tyra White's 14 points and Sydney Carter's six assists were both new NCAA personal highs. Adrienne Pratcher matched her career high in points (nine).

GEORGIA NOTES

  • 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 ranks second nationally.
  • Georgia's 38 points was the second-lowest point total in NCAA regional history. Georgia and Iowa State both scored 36 points in different NCAA games in 2010.
  • Jasmine James led the Lady Bulldogs with 10 points on 4-for-14 shooting. Meredith Mitchell also grabbed a team-high seven rebounds.
  • The Lady Bulldogs were 15-for-60 from the floor and finished with a .250 shooting percentage, their lowest total of the season. That was also the second-lowest shooting percentage in NCAA regional history. Georgia set the regional record last year by hitting just 20.3 percent of its shots against Stanford.

 

 

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