COL BKB: Florida State 57, Texas A&M 50

March 18, 2011 at 6:52 PM
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CHICAGO, March 18 (UPI) -- Derwin Kitchen had a team-high 15 points and 10th-seeded Florida State dominated the second half of a 57-50 NCAA tournament upset of seventh-seeded Texas A&M.

The Seminoles (22-10) advance to a third-round match-up against Southwest Region No. 2-seeded Notre Dame, which opened its tournament play with a 69-56 win over Akron earlier Friday. Texas A&M ended its season with a 24-9 record.

The Aggies started very slowly, not getting on the board until the game was 7:16 old, but A&M fought back and was ahead before the half was over.

The Aggies got a short shot from David Loubeau that put them up 31-26 with 17:38 to play but Kitchen then connected on a 3-point shot that sent Florida State off on a 13-0 run that turned the game around.

Bernard James had six points of his 10 points in the spurt and Michael Snaer capped it with a jump shot that made the score 36-31 with 11:31 to go.

The Aggies pulled back to within one but 3-pointers from Kitchen and Chris Singleton stretched the lead.

Texas A&M was limited to 3.14 percent shooting by Florida State. Khris Middleton paced the Aggies with 16 points.

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