Women's College Basketball

 
                === Texas A&M tops James Madison to advance ===
 
 College  Station, TX  (SportsNetwork.com) - Courtney Williams netted 23 points
 and  grabbed  six rebounds as  the third-seeded  Texas A&M Aggies defeated the
 11th-seeded  James Madison  Dukes,  85-69, in  the second  round  of the  NCAA
 Tournament at Reed Arena.
 
 Karla Gilbert tallied a double-double with 20 points and 15 rebounds for Texas
 A&M  (26-8), which  moves on to the  Sweet 16 to face seventh-seeded DePaul on
 Saturday.  Courtney  Walker chipped in 18  points and seven boards, and Jordan
 Jones led the team with 16 assists in the win.
 
 Kirby  Burkholder notched a double-double to pace James Madison (29-6) with 20
 points  and 10 rebounds. Precious Hall and Jazmon Gwathmey each contributed 14
 points for the Dukes, and Toia Giggetts added 12 points in the loss.
 
 Texas A&M was rolling in the first half, as the Aggies connected on 52 percent
 of  their field goal  attempts in the frame. The Aggies also hit 19-of-26 from
 the  free-throw line  to help the team  take a 47-43 lead at the midway break.
 James Madison buried 45.2 percent of its shot tries in the half.
 
 The  Aggies made 48.5 percent of their shot attempts in the second half, while
 the  Dukes'  shooting touch went  south. JMU netted  29.4 percent of its tries
 from the floor in the period, and missed all eight 3-point attempts.
 
 Texas A&M held the advantage in points in the paint, 36-28, and in rebounding,
 42-36. James Madison owned a 10-6 edge in points off turnovers.
 
 
 
 03/26 01:01:35 ET

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