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Evansville-Texas A&M Postgame Notes

 

March 22, 2009

2009 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship
First Round
Evansville vs. Texas A&M
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Joyce Center o Notre Dame, Ind.

GAME NOTES

  • Today's game marked the first ever meeting between Evansville and Texas A&M.
  • Today's game against Texas A&M marked Evansville's second NCAA Tournament appearance and the fourth post-season appearance in program history.
  • Texas A&M has now appeared in six NCAA Tournaments.

TEXAS A&M

  • Takia Starks became Texas A&M's all-time leading scorer. Starks' 19 points today give her 1,942 for her career, passing Lisa Branch (1939).
  • Texas A&M's 43 points off of 30 Evansville turnovers marked the most points off of turnovers this season. The previous high was 41 points off of 26 turnovers against Southern Methodist (12/7/08).
  • Evansville's 30 turnovers today marked the most turnovers forced by the Aggies all season.
  • Dainelle Gant's 21 points today marked her third 20-plus point performance in the NCAA Tournament.
  • Tanisha Smith's 20 points today set a new career high. Smith's previous career high was 19, coming against Baylor (1/21/09).
  • The Aggies recorded a season high 18 steals against the Purple Aces. The previous season high was 17 against Penn State and Texas State.
  • The Aggies had ten players tally at least one steal against Evansville.
  • Freshman reserve forward Adaora Elonu (Houston, Texas) and her older brother Chinemelu Elonu, a starting junior forward/center for the Aggie men's basketball team, are the only known brother-sister basketball combination who will be playing simultaneously in the NCAA Men's and Women's Basketball Division I Championships.

EVANSVILLE

  • Evansville was the only team, men's or women's, to earn an NCAA bid with a sub-.500 record this season.
  • Texas A&M went 0-4 from three-point range in the game. It marked the second time Evansville has held an opponent without a three-point field goal this season (Wichita State 1/31/09).
  • Shannon Novosel's 14 points today set a new career post-season high. Her previous career post-season high was nine against Kansas (3/24/08).
  • Evansville out-rebounded the Aggies 40-37 in the loss. Robyn Jennings led all players with ten rebounds.

 

 

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