March 20, 2009

Aggies present challenge for mighty Huskies

Ninth-seeded Texas A&M looked as good as its looked all season in a 79-66 first round NCAA win over eighth-seeded BYU Thursday at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia. The Aggies hit their first 10 shots and opened up as much as an 18-point lead in the first half in a game that was never really close.

It might have been a shot across the bow to the NCAA tournament that the Aggies won't go quietly in the night just like they haven't the last three years, losing NCAA games by a combined four points in the last three years.

The West region's top seed Connecticut sent a message as well with a 103-47 win over 16th-seeded Chattanooga Thursday. The 56-point margin is the third largest in the history of the NCAA tournament, and the Huskies may have found a fourth offensive weapon in the midst of the rout.

But the Aggies will give Connecticut a much sterner test than the Moccasins. Check out below to see the key matchups in Saturday's NCAA second round matchup.

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