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Toby Alderweireld has assured Tottenham fans that the side will be a wiser one next season - and better equiped for a title challenge. Cheap Vapormax . A superb run of form in the early spring propelled Tottenham right into title contention, their exhilarating brand of attacking football keeping them on the coat-tails of Leicester City.A stumble in the final furlong saw them fall short in agonising fashion but Belgium international Alderweireld insists next season can yield greater dividends. Tottenhams draw with West Brom was the first sign that their title challenge was faltering Reflecting on the final day defeat at Newcastle, he told Sky Sports News HQ: Of course we were very disappointed because all of Tottenham wanted to get second you know but overall at the end we have to think we had a good season. I think it was our worst game of the season and we didnt want that to happen so like I said next season is a new season.We have got guaranteed Champions League football which we have not had for a couple of years so it is the next step for the club. Thats important and next season we can come back stronger. Erik Lamela of Tottenham (centre) looks dejected after losing 5-1 to Newcastle We want to win it, and we will go for it. I think we now have a different mindset from the one we had at the beginning of this season. Then we were thinking the top four would be brilliant now we are thinking more than that, we want to go one better. Also See: Dembele vows to learn Ginola has heart surgery Spurs youth refusing new deal Kane relishing Rooney link-up Nike VaporMax Plus Sunset Black+Total Orange+Yellow .B. - Sebastien Auger made 44 saves as the Saint John Sea Dogs edged the visiting Acadie-Bathurst Titan 2-1 on Saturday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action. Cheap Vapormax Mens China . In Europe, top teams seem to be largely happy with their squads after spending nearly $1 billion in the off-season. And although English league clubs are unlikely to splash cash in January, Arsenal and Chelsea could be tempted to strengthen their squads with new strikers. . -- Stanfords Kevin Danser knelt on one knee and hardly moved on the sideline as Michigan State celebrated its Rose Bowl victory and his Cardinal teammates made their way to the locker room. AUSTIN, Texas -- Aja Wilson didnt feel any pressure, just the call of responsibility. With teammate Alaina Coates hampered by foul trouble, Wilson took over.Wilson scored a career-best 31 points and had 12 rebounds and four blocks to help No. 3 South Carolina beat No. 14 Texas 76-67 on Thursday night in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge.Wilson, a junior, scored nine points in the fourth quarter. Kaela Davis added 12 points, and Tyasha Harris had 10 for the Gamecocks (6-0). Coates scored just six points, nearly 11 fewer than her average, in 22 minutes.??Its kind of tough when your partner is in foul trouble, Wilson said. But you have to let the game come to you, and thats what it did today.Kelsey Lang had 15 points, 12 rebounds and six blocks for Texas (2-3), but spent much of the game in foul trouble, some of it incurred while guarding Wilson.I definitely need to play smarter on defense and not put myself in the position where I have to come out of the game because of fouls, Lang said.Ariel Atkins added 14 points for Texas, and Joyner Holmes had 11.Texas led by two points late in the third quarter. But South Carolina finished the period with a 10-2 run, helped along the way by five straight missed free throws by Texas.The Longhorns hit just 7 of 14 free throws, while South Carolina hit 30 of 40.We did some things we set out to do, we just didnt manage the foul game at all, Texas coach Karen Aston said. Thats a discipline thing. We talk a lot about moving your feet for that one last step, boxing out after youve made them take a hard shot. You have to finish that play.Wilson, a 6-foot-5 all-America forward, scored 18 points in the first half, two fewer than her previous season best for an entire game.South Carolina shot 17 free throws in the half, 15 more than Texas. Six Longhorns picked up two fouls apiece in the half. Even so, theyy went to the locker room trailing by only 33-30 after a 3-point basket by Brooke McCarty late in the half. Nike VAPORMAX Black+Cherry. Texas led by two points late in the third quarter. But South Carolina finished the period with a 10-2 push, helped along the way by five straight missed free throws by Texas.Then Wilson went back to work, scoring seven points before the fourth quarter was half completed. Wilson converted 12 of 18 field goal attempts and 7 of 11 free throws working against a big Texas team.I thought it was a great college basketball game, South Carolina coach Dawn Staley said. We were both trying to fight and claw to get a win.BIG PICTURESouth Carolina: The Gamecocks are 3-0 against teams ranked in the top 15. This game was more difficult than the other two, when they beat Ohio State by 12 before crushing Louisville by 24. South Carolina limited McCarty, the Longhorns leading scorer, to seven points, nine fewer than her average. In their previous game, the Gamecocks held Louisville star Asia Durr to seven points fewer than her average.Texas: The Longhorns are 0-3 against teams in the top 15, but they were more competitive this time. They lost at Stanford by 12 and at Mississippi State by 11. Jada Underwood, a reserve wing player for Texas, missed the game against South Carolina because she is under concussion protocol for an injury she suffered in practice. Underwood, a freshman, averages 5.8 points in 12.3 minutes a game.POLL IMPLICATIONSNo. 1 Notre Dame and No. 2 Connecticut won this week and remain undefeated, so movement by South Carolina is unlikely unless it loses at Duke on Sunday.UP NEXTSouth Carolina is at Duke on Sunday.Texas faces No. 2 Connecticut on Sunday in Uncasville, Connecticut. ' ' '