A&M's Bid for Sweet 16 Comes Up Short

By: KBTX Staff
By: KBTX Staff

JACKSONVILLE, FL -- Texas A&M's longest run in the NCAA tournament in 26 years ended today at Veteran's Memorial Arena in the Atlanta Regional with a 58-57 loss to LSU.

The Aggies took a 2 point lead with under 20 seconds to play on Acie Law's 2 pointer, but Mitchell counters with a 3 with under 4 seconds to go sending LSU to the "Sweet 16" to take on Duke Thursday night in Atlanta, Georgia.

Law led the Aggies with 15 points while Antanas Kavaliauskas added 9. Glen "Big Baby" Davis led all scorers with 21 points. Texas A&M ends their season at 22 and 9. The 22 wins the most since the 1979-80 team won 26 games and advanced to the "Sweet 16" that season.

Expectations will be high next season as Billy Gillispie loses only one starter, Chris Walker who finished his Aggie career with no points and 2 rebounds but his hustle and inspiration will be tough to replace.


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