GW Tops Fourth-Seeded Texas A&M, 59-47, To Advance To Sweet 16

Kimberly Beck finishes with a game-high 18 points to lead the Colonials.

March 19, 2007

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- With star post player Jessica Adair on the bench for much of the game, George Washington won with smallball.

Kimberly Beck scored 18 points and made a 3-pointer that put the game away with 1:40 to play and fellow guard Sarah-Jo Lawrence added 12 points as George Washington beat Texas A&M 59-47 Monday in the second round of the Dallas Regional.

It is the first time in five straight trips to the tournament that the Colonials (28-3) have made it to the round of 16.

George Washington will face either No. 1 seed North Carolina or ninth-seeded Notre Dame, which play Tuesday night, next weekend.

It will be the Colonials' first trip to the round of 16 since 1997.

Takia Starks had 15 points for the Aggies (25-7), who had won their first tournament game since 1994 with a 58-50 win over Texas Arlington in Saturday's first round.

The 6-foot-4 Adair picked up her fourth foul with 15:02 to play and sat out nearly nine minutes. She had 10 points and five rebounds after getting 15 points and a career-high 21 rebounds in George Washington's first round win over Boise State.


Jazmine Adair defends Texas A&M's Damitra Buchanan as she attempts to shoot during the first half of the NCAA women's second round game at the Galen Center in Los Angeles Monday, March 19, 2007. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)