By Brent Zwerneman, Houston Chronicle Updated 10:24 pm, Sunday, March 18, 2018 CHARLOTTE — The Aggies are headed to the Sweet 16 for the second time in three seasons, and they made it look easy. Seventh-seeded A&M upset second-seeded North Carolina 86-65 on Sunday evening in what amounted to a home game for the defending national champion Tar Heels. A&M (22-12) will face Michigan (30-7) on Thursday in the Sweet 16 in Los Angeles. The Wolverines defeated Houston on a last-second shot on Saturday night in Wichita, Kan., to advance. The Aggies advance to the Sweet 16 for the fourth time in history, and they've never made the Elite Eight. The Final Four is in San Antonio this year, and the Aggies are two victories away from playing in the ballyhooed culmination of the NCAA Tournament a few hours from campus. A&M had beaten 10th-seeded Providence on Friday while the Tar Heels (26-11) had no problem with 15th-seeded Lipscomb the same day. North Carolina, however, … [Read more...] about Texas A&M upends North Carolina to advance to Sweet 16
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- T.J. Starks scored 21 points and Texas A&M overpowered North Carolina inside, upsetting the reigning national champions 86-65 Sunday in the NCAA Tournament to mark the second straight year a title holder missed the Sweet 16. The seventh-seeded Aggies (22-12) did everything they had to do to hand the Tar Heels a rare loss in a home-state NCAA game. They dominated the glass. They used their size to control the paint and block shots. And they pounced when UNC's small-ball lineup couldn't make an outside shot. FULL COVERAGE: See more NCAA March Madness stories here CBS Sports analyst and former Ohio State forward Clark Kellogg was one of the experts predicting greatness from the Aggies come March. "I think Texas A&M would be a team that could be very dangerous," Kellogg said ahead of the tournament. On Sunday, Robert Williams finished with 13 rebounds, helping the Aggies take a 50-36 edge while shooting 52 percent -- including 10 of 24 from 3-point … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo March Madness: Texas A&M upsets reigning champ North Carolina
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Jan Gangelhoff was 56 when she died from cancer in March 2005. This was unfortunate for Jan, family and friends, and perhaps in the wake of Friday’s news from the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions, for the legacy of Minnesota’s finest on-court days in men’s basketball. Gangelhoff was the office manager for Clem Haskins’ program, and came forward to inform first the St. Paul Pioneer Press and then enforcement officials of having written 400 pieces of course work for 20 basketball players from 1995 to 1998. This revelation wound up taking credit away from the Gophers for the 1997 Big Ten championship, a place in the 1997 Final Four and the 1998 NIT championship. It also cost Haskins his job and Bobby Jackson official recognition for his greatness as a Gopher. But here’s the deal: If Jan still was with us, perhaps she could recall a few of those papers finding their way to non-basketball players — a late-breaking revelation that this aggressive … [Read more...] about North Carolina’s approach to NCAA charges might just work for Gophers
Associated Press Updated 10:49 pm, Sunday, March 18, 2018 Texas A&M had its big men relentlessly snatching down loose rebounds, its wing players knocking down shots and an entire roster playing with aggressive confidence. Reigning national champion North Carolina found no match for any of it Sunday. The seventh-seeded Aggies defeated the Tar Heels 86-65 in a West Regional second-round game in Charlotte, N.C., marking the second straight year the titleholder has been bounced from March Madness before the Sweet 16. “We had a certain togetherness today,” said Texas A&M’s Tyler Davis, who had 18 points and nine rebounds. “We didn’t have the fastest start, but we were together the whole time.” For the second-seeded Tar Heels (26-11), any hope of making a third straight Final Four or repeating as champ was all but gone barely 90 seconds into the second half as the Aggies (22-12) went up 20. Davis and fellow 6-foot-10 forward Robert … [Read more...] about North Carolina won’t repeat as national champion