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Texas A&M-Minnesota Notes

 

March 24, 2009

GAME

  • Today's game marked the sixth meeting between Minnesota and Texas A&M, with the series now tied 3-3. The last meeting came in 2003 with the Gophers taking home the victory, 88-72.
  • Today's game was the first NCAA Tournament meeting between the Gophers and the Aggies.
  • Both the Minnesota and Texas A&M squads have a player named Tanisha Smith on their rosters.

MINNESOTA

  • Ashley Ellis-Milan's 7-8 (87.5%) shooting on the evening is the second-highest individual shooting percentage in an NCAA Tournament game in Minnesota history.
  • Emily Fox's two points on the evening tied a season low for the senior. The other occasion came at Wisconsin (12/29/08). It was also the first time all season Fox did not record a field goal.
  • Brianna Mastey's five points tied her career high. She also scored five against St. Mary's (12/1/08) and Iowa (1/11/09).
  • Katie Ohm's lone three-point field goal on the day moved her into sole possession of first place all-time for three-point field goals made in a season with 74. She tied the previous record holders, Lindsay Lieser and Shannon Schonrock (73), against Notre Dame in the first round.
  • Brianna Mastey's four blocks on the evening set a new career high for the freshman and also ties for the most blocks for a Gopher player in a game this season (Zoe Harper at Northwestern). Her previous career high was one.
  • Minnesota's 32 turnovers on the evening were the most turnovers committed by the Gophers on the season, as well as the most turnovers ever committed in an NCAA Tournament game.
  • The 31-point loss to the Aggies is the largest margin of defeat in an NCAA Tournament game in Minnesota history.
  • Minnesota's one three-point basket on the evening was a season low.
  • Kristen Dockery, a South Bend St. Joseph's graduate, saw action in the second half against the Aggies.
  • Emily Fox recorded four steals for the second straight game, the fifth time this season she has had at least four steals in a game.

 

 

TEXAS A&M
  • The win for the Aggies earned them their second straight trip to the Sweet 16 and third overall in the program's history (1994, 2008).
  • The win also gives the Aggies 27 wins on the season, the second most in program history, just behind last season's 29 wins.
  • Danielle Gant's four rebounds today give her 913 for her career, passing Lisa Jordon (911) for second all-time at Texas A&M.
  • Danielle Gant's 20 points today marked her fourth 20-plus point performance in the NCAA Tournament.
  • La Toya Micheaux's two blocks tonight give her 91 for her career, which moved her past Lisa Jordan (90) for fifth all-time in career blocks at Texas A&M.
  • The Aggies recorded a season-high 20 steals against the Gophers. The previous season high was 18, set against Evansville in the first round.
  • Minnesota's 32 turnovers today marked the most turnovers forced by the Aggies all season. The previous season high was 30 coming against Evansville in the first round.
  • Sydney Colson made three three-pointers in the game. Fourteen of her 31 three-pointers on the season have come in the last six games.
  • Sydney Colson set a new career high with six steals in the game, besting her career high of five, which she accomplished three times.
  • Sydney Carter also set a new career high in steals with four, besting her career high of three (also accomplished three times).

Event Calendar

Delta

November 3
7:00 PM
Roberts Wesleyan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
November 11
7:00 PM
Central Michigan Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 14
7:00 PM
WNIT Quarterfinals
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 17
7:00 PM
WNIT Semifinals
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 20
3:00 PM
WNIT Final
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

CBS Sports Network
November 22
8:00 PM
UL-Lafayette
Houston, Texas (Campbell Center)
November 26
1:00 PM
TCU
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 30
9:00 PM
Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa (Carver-Hawkeye Arena)

BTN
December 4
1:00 PM
Valparaiso
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
December 7
7:00 PM
UConn
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN2
December 10
8:00 PM
DePaul
Chicago, Ill. (McGrath-Phillips Arena)
December 18
2:00 PM
Toledo
Toledo, Ohio (Savage Arena)
December 20
7:00 PM
Michigan State
East Lansing, Mich. (Breslin Center)

BTN
December 27
6:30 PM
Chattanooga
Chattanooga, Tenn. (McKenzie Arena)
December 29
7:00 PM
North Carolina State
Raleigh, N.C. (Reynolds Coliseum)

ACC Network Extra
January 2
7:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga. (McCamish Pavilion)
January 5
7:00 PM
Wake Forest
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
January 8
3:00 PM
Miami
Coral Gables, Fla. (BankUnited Center)

ESPN Flex
January 12
7:00 PM
Pittsburgh
Notre Dame, Ind.

ACC Network Extra
January 16
7:00 PM
Tennessee
Knoxville, Tenn. (Thompson-Boling Arena)

ESPN2
January 19
7:00 PM
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Mass. (Conte Forum)
January 22
12:00 PM
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Carmichael Arena)

ESPNU
January 26
7:00 PM
Duke
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
January 29
12:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPNU
February 2
7:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Cassell Coliseum)
February 6
7:00 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN2
February 12
1:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
February 16
7:00 PM
Clemson
Clemson, S.C. (Littlejohn Coliseum)
February 19
5:00 PM
Syracuse
Syracuse, N.Y. (Carrier Dome)

ESPN2
February 23
7:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
February 26
1:00 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN2
March 17
TBA
NCAA First/Second Rounds
TBD
March 24
TBA
NCAA Regionals
TBD
March 31
TBA
NCAA Semifinals
Dallas, Texas (American Airlines Center)
April 2
TBA
NCAA Final
Dallas, Texas (American Airlines Center)

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