Dec. 6, 2009

Courtesy of Texas A&M Athletics

BATON ROUGE, La. - Texas A&M earned a berth into the NCAA Sweet 16 with a stunning 18-25, 26-24, 23-25, 25-23, 15-10 victory over No. 15 seed LSU tonight at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

The Aggies will take on rival Texas on Friday at 4:30 p.m. at the Qwest Center in Omaha, Neb., in the Omaha Regional semifinal.

Sarah Ammerman had 26 kills and hit .396, and Jennifer Banse added 20 kills while hitting at a .348 to lead the Aggies.

A&M won the match despite an incredible performance by SEC Player of the Year Brittnee Cooper, who had 28 kills and zero errors in 40 attempts for a blistering .700 hitting percentage. The 6-3 senior middle blocker also had nine blocks as the Tigers outhit A&M, .325 to .290 and outblocked the Aggies, 16-8.