Texas A&M rallies to beat Notre Dame for NCAA women's crown
Texas A&M, behind all-American center Danielle Adams, overcame a second-half deficit to defeat Notre Dame for the school's first NCAA women's basketball national championship Tuesday night.
This was a game of ebb and flow, as Texas A&M built a double-digit lead in the first half, only to see it wiped out by a 21-6 Notre Dame scoring streak to end the half. One of the key players for the Irish in that first half stretch was Devereaux Peters, who scored 10 of her 21 points to close the frame.
Notre Dame held a seven-point lead with 16 minutes left in the game when the Aggies all-American Adams began to assert herself in the paint. A&M erased the deficit, but the Irish wouldn't go away.
Skylar Diggins, who led Notre Dame with 23 points, hit a jumper with just under four minutes to play, tying the score at 66. But an Adams layup and a crucial three-point shot by Tyra White with just over a minute left sealed the deal for Texas A&M.