PHILADELPHIA (AP) - With Bryan Davis leading the way, Texas A&M beat Brigham Young 79-66 in the first round of the west regional on Thursday.
Davis scored 21, Donald Sloan had 14 and the ninth-seeded Aggies handed the Cougars their seventh straight opening-round loss in a rematch from last year. Both teams drew the same seeds last March when A&M won 67-62.
The Aggies (24-9) will meet the Connecticut-Chattanooga winner Saturday.
Jimmer Fredette scored 18 and Lee Cummard added 17 for BYU (25-8).
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