ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Brigham Young and Texas A&M have enviable football traditions.
That's fitting, because they meet tomorrow in the NCAA
tournament's version of a coin toss -- the game between the Numbers
8 and 9 seeds.
The eighth-seeded Cougars (27-7) and ninth-seeded Aggies
(24-10), who play in the opening round of the West Regional, have
plenty in common.
The Cougars went 9-21 in 2004-05. The Aggies are four years
removed from a 7-21 record.
Both teams have had rapid revivals. And both know that NCAA
tournament success can raise a program's national profile in a
heartbeat, although they'd be wise not to look too far ahead. The
winner likely will draw top-seeded UCLA in the second round.
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