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Michigan ends Texas A&M's run with a blowout victory

Unable to slow the game down with use of their frontline, Texas A&M got behind quickly to the Wolverines, who shot an overwhelming 62 percent from the field.


Kahron Spearman


Behind Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman' 24 points and Moe Wagner's 21 points, No. 3 seed Michigan quickly rolled up the seventh-seeded Texas A&M Aggies 99-72 in the West Region semifinals on Thursday night. The Wolverines are in the Elite Eight for the third time in the last six years, per ESPN.

Now working on a 12-game winning streak, Michigan (31-7) controlled the game from end to end, notching 14 3-pointers, including 10 in the first half. The Wolverines shot 61.9 percent from the field and had already led by 24 at the half.

Felt like we ran into a buzz saw. It seemed like everything they shot went in.

Billy Kennedy
Head coach, Texas A&M

Armed with a frontline that should've been a significant advantage, the Aggies (22-13) could never slow Michigan down enough to make a run. They often found themselves exchanging three-pointers for twos, or threes or misses.

"It was kind of hard to see because I was just wondering when they were going to miss," Aggies guard Admon Gilder added.

Michigan will play No. 9 seed Florida State on Saturday at Staples Center, for a Final Fout berth.

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