Aggies Advance To Second Round With Win Over Evansville

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Texas A&M's smothering defense was too
much for upstart Evansville.
The Aggies forced a season-high 30 turnovers, leading to 43
points, and Danielle Gant scored 21 points to lead Texas A&M to an
80-45 victory Sunday over the Purple Aces in the first round of the
NCAA tournament.
Texas A&M (26-7), a second seed for a second straight year, won
an opening-round game for a third straight season. The 15th-seeded
Purple Aces (15-19), the only team in the tournament with a losing
record, saw their season-long winning streak end at four games.
The Aggies used a 14-0 run early to open a 20-5 lead and a 15-2
run in the second half to put the game away, holding Evansville to
25 percent shooting in the second half.
Tanisha Smith added a career-high 20 points for the Aggies and
Takia Starks had 19.

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