Senior forward Rodney Bullock (22 points, five rebounds) and sophomore guard Alpha Diallo (21 points, seven rebounds, four assists) paced PC (21-14), while senior guard Kyron Cartwright totaled 11 points and nine assists in playing all 40 minutes. His efficiency from three-point range has dropped off, too, connecting on less than 30 percent of his attempts since the start of the ACC Tournament.
After a rough start, missing 10 straight shots, Texas A&M righted itself and briefly took a lead Providence in West Region game in Charlotte. The Tar Heels are 2-1 in the previous three meetings, but did lose a second round game against the Aggies in the 1980 NCAA Tournament.
"We had some blocked shots and run outs and we were able to get some easy baskets in transition", said Kennedy, "Admon was tremendous". Gilder found him and Williams launched himself for a windmill dunk with 39.2 seconds left.
Auburn, playing under the cloud of a federal investigation into corruption in college basketball, overcame a frightful shooting performance to win in its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2003.
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Desean Murray scored 11 for Auburn, and Bryce Brown had 10.
But the Aggies closed the decisive second quarter on a 29-12 run, taking a 57-42 lead into halftime.More news: Johnson: 'overwhelmingly likely' that Putin ordered spy nerve attack
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Thomas fouled out on a technical with 6:06 left and finished with 27 points.
For Providence, Diallo almost had a double-double in the first half, posting nine points and seven rebounds.
It's a much thinner Lady Bear roster this season, clearing the way for the 6-foot-4 Cox to form a duo with 6-7 All-American Kalani Brown that's hard for any team in the nation to handle - but particularly one as undersized as Grambling State. "Officiating should be the same way everywhere, and our players kind of got caught up into calls they would normally get in our conference, they don't get now".
DETROIT - Marek Dolezaj scored 17 points before fouling out and 11th-seeded Syracuse shut down sixth-seeded TCU.
Texas A&M will host DePaul at Reed Arena on Sunday. Those numbers are both out of 351 Division I teams, and the SEC has some talented bigs.
There was little doubt who won the much-anticipated matchup between TCU's excellent offense and Syracuse's zone defense. The Aggies shot 50 percent from the field and scored a decent 1.06 points per possession.
The Friars committed just six turnovers, but went to the free throw line just 12 times. It was the Tigers' first win in the NCAA tourney since the First Four in 2011. For the game, she made 10 of her 14 shots.