Chennedy Carter's clutch 3 caps Texas A&M comeback over DePaul

Remigio Civitarese
Marzo 19, 2018

The NCAA Women's Tournament delivered some heroics and high drama on Sunday afternoon when Texas A+M completed in a massive comeback against DePaul to advance to the Sweet 16.

"I've had enough pressure, not just to win these two [opening] games, but what I have been going through coaching this year, as I've ever had in my whole life", A&M coach Gary Blair said. They took it right to edge, though, with the game not in hand until Jasmine Lumpkin's steal closed it out.

It was a game the Blue Demons controlled practically from start to finish as Texas A&M (26-9) only had the lead at 2-0 and the final score--a grand total of 1 minute, 24 seconds.

However, A&M got back on track with a furious fourth quarter comeback, beating DePaul 27-16 in the final quarter to earn an 80-79 victory and a trip to the second weekend. Her free throw brought Texas A&M within 79-77.

Now she's leading Texas A&M to the Sweet Sixteen. She finished 7-of-9 from behind the 3-point line for the game. "I knew that anything could happen, but the most important thing was us playing together". Amarah Coleman and Kelly Coleman led all scorers with 17 points apiece, and Mart'e Grays and Ashton Millender added 16 each for DePaul. "They got off to the quick and efficient start, and they also held strong when that Oklahoma team made a great run at us in the second half". Last season, Texas A&M rallied in the opening round from a 21-point deficit to Penn to win. She finished with 18 points and 19 rebounds. While the Aggies were rallying against the Big East champion Blue Demons, No. 3 seed Tennessee was in the midst of falling to No. 6 Oregon State in Knoxville, Tennessee.

How it was won: DePaul was the best 3-point shooting team in the country, and the Blue Demons hit their average with 12 treys Sunday. Carter shined in that span, making a 3-pointer before adding a 3-point play on the next possession, to power the run.

You know the saying "I've seen'em lose and I've seen'em win, but I've never seen'em quit?"

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