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(12) Texas A&M 59

(3-0, 1-0 away)

Michigan 56

(1-2, 0-1 home)

    7:00 PM ET, November 20, 2008

    1 2 T
    #12TA&M 26 3359
    MICH 30 2656

    Top Performers

    Texas A&M: D. Gant 16 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    Michigan: J. Minnfield 14 Pts, 6 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

    Michigan falls short in bid for first win vs. ranked opponent since '04

    Associated Press

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Danielle Gant scored 15 points and Takia Starks added 13 to help Texas A&M (No. 7 ESPN/USA Today, No. 12 AP) hold off Michigan 59-56 on Thursday night.

    The Wolverines were trying for their first win over a ranked opponent since beating No. 12 Minnesota 57-47 on Feb. 29, 2004.

    Michigan had a chance to tie the game in the final seconds, but Carly Benson's long 3-pointer bounced off the rim.

    Tyra White added 12 points for Texas A&M (3-0). Jessica Minnfield scored 14 points to lead Michigan (1-2) and Krista Phillips added 13.

    The Aggies got off to a slow start, shooting just 28 percent and letting Michigan build a 30-26 lead.

    Texas A&M went ahead for good on Starks' jumper with nine minutes to go.

    Michigan got within 57-56 with 13 seconds left, but Gant hit both ends of a one-and-one, forcing Benson's desperate last shot.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    TA&M
    MICH
    Points 59 56
    FG Made-Attempted 21-56 (.375) 18-50 (.360)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-16 (.188) 4-25 (.160)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-16 (.875) 16-21 (.762)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 8

    Game Leaders

     
    TA&M
    MICH
    PointsD. Gant 16J. Minnfield 14
    ReboundsD. Gant 8K. Phillips 8
    AssistsS. Colson 4J. Minnfield 5
    StealsS. Colson 2J. Minnfield 1
    BlocksT. White 1V. Hicks 1

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