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Texas A and M edges BYU - West Region

7:25 PM ET, March 20, 2008, Honda Center, Anaheim, CA

The number 9 seed in the West Region Texas A and M was able to pull off the small first round upset of defeating the number 8 seed BYU 67 to 62. The loss for BYU is the sixth straight in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Texas A and M was able to jump out to a big early lead in the game however BYU tied it at halftime 29-29. Texas A and M took controll however down the stretch to get the win. Texas A and M had experience coming into the NCAA Tournament reaching the sweet sixteen last year losing by one point to Memphis. The Aggies were led in scoring by forward Josh Carter's 26 points in the win.

# 9 seeded Texas A and M (24-10) will play the number 1 seed UCLA (31-3) in the second round of the West Region in the NCAA Tournament (March Madness). UCLA had no trouble defeating an overmatched Mississippi Valley State in there first round game, setting defensive scoring records in the process.

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