Ag­gies post record tour­ney rally

Texas A&M comes back from a 21-point deficit to get past Penn.

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS - By Steve Dil­beck Ag­gies

For 30 min­utes, Texas A&M was com­pletely out­played by Penn.

Then the Ag­gies staged the big­gest come­back in NCAA Tour­na­ment his­tory, ral­ly­ing from 21 points down in the fourth quar- ter to stun the Quakers.

Khaalia Hills­man scored 27 points and Texas A&M over­came the huge deficit to come away with a 63-61 vic­tory Satur­day night. She scored the go-ahead bas­ket with 19.1 sec­onds left as the fifth­seeded Ag­gies fin­ished the game on a 25-1 run to beat the 12th-seeded Quakers.

“That’s the big­gest come­back I’ve ever been a part of,” said Ag­gies vet­eran coach Gary Blair. “The game is never over at A&M un­til we de­cide it’s over.”

The rally sur­passed the pre­vi­ous record for largest come­back at 16 points that has hap­pened twice in the tour­na­ment ac­cord­ing to the NCAA.

“In the fourth, quar­ter I was just try­ing to have some pride in what we do,” Hills­man said. “We weren’t rep­re­sent­ing our school very well for 30 min­utes, and then in the last 10, we found some­thing in us.”

When the Ag­gies went down

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