In a women’s tournament that featured such powerhouses as Tennessee, Baylor and the virtually unstoppable UConn, Texas A&M was the forgotten team.
Once Notre Dame slayed the beast that was UConn, the road to NCAA glory got bigger, easier and more real. With Sydney Colson providing the senior leadership, Danielle Adams providing the outstanding play and Tyra White putting the nail in the coffin of Notre Dame’s impressive tournament run, Texas A&M capped an amazing finish to the collegiate basketball season.
There would have been few who would have predicted that the UConn women’s team would fail to make it to the title game, but that the men’s team would win the whole thing.
But that’s the brilliance of college athletics. It’s not always about the best team, just the hot team. It’s about the team that’s in the right place at the right time.
The UConn women were in the wrong place at the wrong time against Notre Dame, then the Aggies flipped the script on them two days later.
In the end no one will remember who was supposed to win, only who did win.
That was Texas A&M.
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