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Gonzaga women win over Texas A & M in a nail biter

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SEATTLE, Wash.  (AP) - Vivian Frieson scored 23 points, including the game-winning 12-footer with 17 seconds left, to lead Gonzaga to a 72-71 upset win over second-seeded Texas A&M on Monday night in the second round of the NCAA women's tournament.

Texas A&M went ahead on Tanisha Smith's baseline drive with 37 seconds left while being fouled. But Smith fell hard on her hip and missed the ensuing free throw.

With West Coast Conference MVP Courtney Vandersloot having fouled out, the Bulldogs (29-4) went to Frieson, their senior leader. She drove left of the lane and pulled up for her eighth basket of the game.

Texas A&M had one last chance, but the Bulldogs defense harassed Danielle Adams into a forced jumper from 18 feet as time ticked away. The shot was short and the Bulldogs were on their way to the regional semifinals for the first time in school history.

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