TUCSON, AZ -- Danielle Gant hit a clutch turnaround jumper with 1:26 left and had 12 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 8 Texas A&M to a 54-44 victory over Arizona on Tuesday night.
Gant took control in the lane with a jumper to give the Aggies
(4-0) a 50-44 lead. Texas A&M connected on free throws down the
stretch to secure the victory.
Arizona had trouble making shots, shooting 24 percent, but got
The Wildcats (3-2) closed within 48-44 on a Reiko Thomas jumper
to conclude an 11-2 run.
Takia Starks added 10 points for the Aggies. Arizona was led by
Thomas' 10 points.
Starks pushed A&M ahead by 12 after hitting a 16-foot jumper to
spark an 8-0 run to go ahead 41-29.
Texas A&M's full-court press handcuffed Arizona for a 26-23 lead
Arizona took a 9-4 lead on a Jhakia McDonald driving layup
before the Wildcats made one field goal in the final 14 minutes.
The Aggies forced 13 straight misses during a 15-4 run to build
a 19-13 lead.
Texas A&M couldn't break free by shooting 35 percent from the
field. Arizona relied on free-throw shooting, making 13 of 14 by
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