Lady Aggies blast Duke to advance

March 31, 2008 3:29:51 PM PDT
Texas A&M's Danielle Gant was dehydrated and out of the game and coach Gary Blair was sick about it. The rest of the Aggies made them feel better by advancing to their first regional final.

Patrice Reado 17 points and 8 rebounds and point guard A'Quonesia Franklin hit three 3-pointers as A&M beat Duke 77-63 in the NCAA women's tournament.

After playing the entire first half in Oklahoma City -- Gant felt off, was dizzy at the bench.

Takia Starks added 15 points for second-seeded Texas A&M (29-7), which extended its winning streak to 12 games.

A&M will play top-seeded Tennessee tomorrow for a berth in the Final Four.

The regional final will be the first for Texas A&M, which is making its fifth NCAA tournament appearance.

Chante Black led the Blue Devils with 17 points and 12 rebounds.

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