Despite 33 points from Tennessee’s Taber Spani, the Texas A&M;Aggies fought their way to an impressive 66-62 win.
It would be hard to consider this an “upset” despite the seeding differential simply because with only seven Lady Vols players available this game was actually a toss-up as described prior to the game. And as expected, rebounding made the difference, as described in a recap by Jim Hu of Good Bull Hunting.
Four Aggie starters scored in double digits, with Walker leading the Ags with 18. The Ags didn’t match their FG% from Knoxville, but they won the rebounding battle this time, 36-28. The Ags did a great job of frustrating Simmons and Graves. Simmons had 10 points on 4-12 shooting with 4 turnovers. Graves was held to 4 pts and 5 boards. Cierra Burdick, who killed the Ags in Knoxville, was neutralized.
The result will probably have implications for tournament seeding, though a lot of that depends on what else occurs today.
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