Danielle Adams scored 22 of her game-best 30 points in the second half Tuesday night to help the No. 2-seeded Texas A&M Aggies earn their first NCAA women's basketball National Championship, 76-70, against No. 2 Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN. Adams also chipped in with nine rebounds.
Tyra White added 18 points for A&M, including a 3-pointer with 1:06 remaining that gave the Aggies (33-5) a 73-68 lead. ND (31-8) cut the disadvantage to 73-70, but turned the ball over on its possible game-tying possession with less than 30 seconds to go. From there, A&M's White nailed two free throws to cement the victory. A&M's head coach Gary Blair earned his first national title in his 26 years of coaching.
The Aggies defeated two No. 1 seeds (Baylor and Stanford) on its way to the title game. Notre Dame had to knock off the overall No. 1 seed Connecticut Huskies, 72-63, to reach the tournament finale.
Devereaux Peters tallied a team-best 21 points and 11 rebounds for ND, which had a 35-33 lead at halftime. Skylar Diggins netted a team-best 23 points for the Irish.