Aggies Stomp BYU - UConn Up Next!
Well, well, well - Look who has won their 4th straight opening round NCAA tournament game!!!! By crushing BYU the Aggies remained in a very select group of teams who have won at least one game each of the last 4 years. This time, they left little doubt from the opening tipoff. The Aggies made their first 10 field goal attempts and stormed out to a 26-8 lead and absolutely overwhelmed BYU en route to the 79-66 win.
The Aggies only trailed once at 0-3 before stepping on the throttle for the next 39+ minutes. The charge was lead by Bryan Davis who had a monster day in scoring 21 points and grabbing 9 rebounds. Four other Aggies managed to score in double digits as well (Carter 10, Roland 10, Sloan 14 and Holmes 10).
The Aggies were awesome on the defensive end forcing BYU to shoot a well-below average 39% from the field. They also held BYU sharpshooter Jonathan Tavernari to only 9 points on 3-of-9 shooting. Finally, you can't ignore the fact that only 6 players from BYU managed to score against the Aggies. That's pretty darn strong.
It was great to see the Aggies come out and throw down for 40 minutes and put together a complete game on the big stage.
Up next for the Aggies are the mighty UConn Huskies on Saturday afternoon. I'll drop a couple of links for you guys below and let you read more about the BYU win. I have to get started tonight on breaking down the UConn game for you guys. Tipoff time has not yet been announced by CBS for the game on Saturday. For entertainment purposes, the Aggies are listed as 10 point underdogs to UConn.
Brent Zwerneman's article can be found here:
The AP article can be found here:
A good read/blog from CNNSI.com