3:00 PM ET, December 12, 2010
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Texas A&M's Danielle Adams sat out of last year's two-point loss to TCU with a concussion.Aggies' coach Gary Blair told her before Sunday's game against the Horned Frogs that she owed him one for missing that game.She scored a career-high 33 points to lead Texas A&M (No. 8 ESPN/USA Today, No. 7 AP) to a 91-66 victory over TCU on Sunday."I told him ... that was his payback game from last year," Adams said.It was the 18th straight double-figures scoring game for Adams and she had seven rebounds for the Aggies, who picked up their second win since a 61-58 loss to Duke (No. 4 ESPN/USA Today, No. 5 AP) on Monday."She's special. We better enjoy her while we can," Blair said of the senior. "She's got more confidence this year on her shot. Anywhere, anytime, she just feels like she's open."The Aggies trailed in the first three minutes of the game before taking a big lead and didn't let TCU get closer than nine points in the second half.Texas A&M (8-1) was ahead by 11 points with about 15 minutes remaining before using a 12-5 run over the next four minutes, that included 3s by Sydney Colson and Adams, to extend its lead to 68-50.Helena Sverrisdottir had 23 points for the Horned Frogs (5-5) and Emily Carter added 19.The Aggies scored 25 points off 19 TCU turnovers and outscored the Horned Frogs 36-10 in the paint.Colson had 10 points and tied a career-high with 11 assists, while Sydney Carter added 15 points and Tyra White had 13."Colson was such a key to this game because she really delivered the ball where it needed to be," TCU coach Jeff Mittie said.Blair agreed and raved about Colson's performance."She's going to jam it down your throat while you're getting back and feeling good about yourself on defense after you've scored," Blair said. "She's just doing a good job right now."The 33 points by Adams were the fourth-most in A&M history and the most since 2001. She was playing with a sprained thumb and a stuffy nose, but said she feels better than ever because she's the slimmest she's ever been."I feel good going up and down the court. I want to get lower, as low as I can," she said of her weight.Texas A&M was up by 19 points late in the second half before Adams had a 3-pointer followed by a layup to make it 87-63 with about three minutes left. She went to the bench to a standing ovation after her last layup.TCU cut the lead to nine points early in the second half before Adams scored six straight points to make it 54-39 with about 17 minutes remaining.Texas A&M had pushed its lead to 18 points about five minutes before halftime before TCU used a 16-6 run capped by a 3-pointer by Sverrisdottir to get within 43-35. White hit a 3-pointer for A&M at the end of the first half to put A&M ahead 46-35.Mittie got a technical foul with about 12 minutes remaining in the first half for yelling at the officials after a 3-second call on his team."I thought the key to the early part of the game is that we didn't come with any physicality at all," Mittie said.It was Texas A&M's last game before the Aggies take a week off for final exams then travel to New York to face Rutgers in the Maggie Dixon Classic next Sunday.
|FG Made-Attempted||16-39 (.410)||32-69 (.464)|
|3P Made-Attempted||9-16 (.563)||9-22 (.409)|
|FT Made-Attempted||25-28 (.893)||18-23 (.783)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||16 (0/0)||19 (0/0)|