LOS ANGELES, CA -- Danielle Gant scored 20 of her 24 points in the second half and grabbed 14 rebounds to help fourth-seeded Texas A&M beat 13th seed Texas Arlington 58-50 in the opening round of the NCAA tournament Saturday.
Gant went 8-for-10 from the field and 8-for-11 from the line and her 24 points matched a career high.
Texas A&M trailed for most of the first half and was down by two at halftime, but Gant scored the first eight points of the second half to put A&M up 32-26, a lead the Aggies (25-6) wouldn't give up. Gant scored her team's first 13 points of the second half.
Terra Wallace had 18 points and Ashley Bobb had 10 points and 15 rebounds for the Mavericks (24-9), who had a 19-game winning streak snapped and lost for the first time since December.
Takia Starks added 10 points for Texas A&M and made a jumper with 2:09 that gave the Aggies a double-digit lead 53-43.