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(12) Texas A&M 57

(22-9, 10-6 Big 12)

(4) LSU 58

(25-8, 14-2 SEC)

    5:50 PM ET, March 18, 2006

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    #12TA&M 29 2857
    #4LSU 29 2958

    Top Performers

    Texas A&M: A. Kavaliauskas 12 Pts, 6 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

    LSU: G. Davis 21 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    LSU looks to avoid upset against Texas AM

    Texas AM (22-8) vs. LSU (24-8) Saturday 5:50 pm EST

    JACKSONVILLE, Florida (Ticker) -- Fourth-seeded Louisiana State will try to reach the third round of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in six years when it faces 12th-seeded Texas AM in the Atlanta Region on Saturday.

    The Tigers (24-8) won their first game in this event since 2000 with an 80-64 triumph over Iona on Thursday. It was their 16th win in 19 games overall.

    Glen Davis put forth a dominant effort for LSU, scoring 22 points, grabbing 13 rebounds and blocking six shots. Darrel Mitchell chipped in 19 points for the Tigers, who overcame 18 turnovers by shooting 53 percent (27-of-51) from the field and 78 percent (21-of-27) from the line.

    LSU's chances for a long run in the tournament got a big boost with the return of freshman standout Tyrus Thomas. The second-leading rebounder in the Southeastern Conference this season, Thomas returned from a sprained ankle to score nine points in 19 minutes.

    No. 12 seeds have had a history of success in the NCAAs, a trend the Aggies (22-8) carried on by knocking off Syracuse, 66-58, in the first round Thursday.

    Acie Law scored 23 points and Joseph Jones had 12 and seven rebounds as Texas AM collected its first tournament win since 1980.

    The Tigers own a 12-9 series advantage.

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    School Info

     
    TA&M
    LSU
    Conference SEC SEC
    Nickname Aggies Tigers
    Type Public Public

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