Aggies Outlast Razorbacks, Advance To NCAA Women's Sweet 16

by The Associated Press  on Monday, Mar. 19, 2012 11:07 pm  

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Sydney Carter hit the go-ahead free throws with 23 seconds left, Adaora Elonu tied a career high with 23 points and Texas A&M fought off scrappy Arkansas for a 61-59 victory in the second round of the NCAA tournament Monday night.

The sixth-seeded Razorbacks (24-9) had another chance after Carter's free throws, but Quistelle Williams missed a short jumper. Tyra White was fouled on the rebound and made one of two free throws to secure the victory.

The third-seeded Aggies (24-10) reached the round of 16 for the fourth time in five years. The defending national champions will play No. 2 seed Maryland in the semifinals of the Raleigh Regional

A jumper by Lyndsay Harris as the shot clock expired gave the Razorbacks their first lead of the second half, 59-58. Both teams missed layups on their next possession before Carter's free throws.

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