Aggies post record tourney rally
Texas A&M comes back from a 21-point deficit to get past Penn.
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