Nixon's overtime bank shot sends Texas A&M past Iowa State
2 Texas A&M to an 84-82 victory over seventh-seeded Iowa State on Wednesday. “You’re just trying to keep the ball in front of you and she’s a really hard kid to keep in front," Iowa State coach Bill Fennelly said. “I’m so impressed with Iowa State," he said. ODDS & ENDSTexas A&M outscored Iowa State 44-18 in the paint. ... Iowa State outrebounded Texas A&M 50-38.
Aggies reach best-ever ranking of No. 2 in women's AP Top 25
2, its highest ranking ever in The Associated Press women's college basketball poll, a day after winning its first Southeastern Conference regular-season title. 5 South Carolina on Sunday to win the conference title and then moved up a spot in the Top 25. AdBaylor, South Carolina, Maryland, UCLA and Indiana were the next five. The Aggies snapped a seven-game losing streak to South Carolina on Sunday. ___More AP women’s college basketball: https://apnews.com/hub/womens-college-basketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
NC State, Texas A&M move up in women's AP Top 25; UConn tops
North Carolina State returned to the No. 2 spot and Texas A&M climbed to third after South Carolina and Louisville — the previous second- and third-ranked teams — lost games. Coach Gary Blair's team can win the Southeastern Conference regular-season title with victories over Alabama on Thursday and South Carolina on Sunday. The Scarlet Knights play at Michigan State and Penn State this week. South Carolina, Mississippi State and Tennessee are the only teams to win the regular-season crown since the Aggies entered the conference in 2012.