Aislinn Konig added 12 points to help the fourth-seeded Wolfpack (25-8) advance to a second-round matchup with Maryland in the renewal of a past Atlantic Coast Conference rivalry. Seniors’ Cartwright (11 points, 9 assists) and Jalen Lindsey (6 points on 2-5 shooting) wrap up their PC careers as part of the only class in school history to reach four straight NCAA tournaments…
Texas A&M leads 28-27. Therefore, he’s shooting just 25.4 percent (26 of 102) on shots that aren’t from point-blank range. He also hosts a weekly college basketball show on WNSR 560AM/95.9 FM in Nashville.
“Normally when we’re getting stops, that’s when we’re really efficient offensively and we just couldn’t find that”, Cooley said. “Going to be tough to guard, but I feel like we have the versatility to guard any position”. “Just play my hardest and make sure I give everything every play”.
The nation’s 41st president revealed a slight home state bias in picking the West Region’s No. 7 seed, Texas A&M, as this year’s NCAA Men’s tournament champions.
But instead of folding, as many thought the Aggies might do well before March, A&M countered by showing the promise the team carried early in the season. Texas A&M is making its second tourney appearance in three years, while Providence is in the Big Dance for the fifth consecutive season. “Hopefully, I’ll do a better job with the next group if we’re fortunate to get into this game again”. “You’ll also see fans of Drake and Depaul traveling to our community”, said Steve Miller, the tournament manager and assistant athletics director at A&M.
BUTLER 79, ARKANSAS 62: Kelan Martin scored 27 points and Kamar Baldwin added 24 to lift 10th-seeded Butler (21-13) over seventh-seeded Arkansas (23-12) at Detroit. Texas A&M owns wins over West Virginia, Auburn and Kentucky. Alpha Diallo has nine for Providence.
A&M was dominant on the boards, outrebounding Providence 44-26.
Texas A&M’s win halted a 21-game winning streak by Drake. He played just three minutes in the first half of their opening-round win over Pennsylvania. He buys into that role. “Most of the guys he’s guarded are perimeter guys”.
The Friars scored the first six points of the contest as the Aggies started 0-for-10 from the floor.
Perimeter success prevents opponents from packing the paint, which creates space and opportunities for Tyler Davis inside. Despite that atrocious start, A&M trailed by only 8-2.
(8) MARQUETTE 84, (9) DAYTON 65: At Louisville, Kentucky, Natisha Hiedeman scored a career-high 32 points, including 18 in the first quarter, and Marquette rallied past Dayton. A&M won all of them.