(2) Oklahoma Advances To Elite 8 With Dominant 77-63 Win Over (3) Texas A&M

Texas A&M used a miracle comeback to advance to the Sweet 16 - unfortunately for them, they were unable to repeat that feat.

Less than one week after overcoming a 12-point deficit with 35 seconds left against Northern Iowa, the Aggies feel victim to a dominant Oklahoma Sooners squad that flexed their muscle tonight, winning 77-63.

Texas A&M actually controlled the early portion of this game thanks to a 13-6 run to start things off, but it was all Sooners from there. OU reeled off a merciless 39-13 run to close the first half thanks to a stellar defensive performance, giving them a 45-26 lead at the halftime break.

The defense continued to control the game in the second half for the Sooners, holding Texas A&M to just 34.4 percent shooting - including 21.4 percent from three-point range. The Aggies weren't able to cut the deficit to any less than 11 points in the second half.

National Player of the Year frontrunner Buddy Hield had another outstanding game, scoring 17 points to go along with 10 rebounds and three assists. It was his first double-double of the season, but he wasn't Oklahoma's leading scorer. That honor belonged to Jordan Woodard, who dropped 22 points with five assists.

Freshman center Tyler Davis was perhaps the lone bright spot for Texas A&M, recording 15 points with seven rebounds and three blocks. Star Danuel House had another off game with 10 points on 4/13 shooting.

Oklahoma will now face the winner of (1) Oregon vs. (4) Duke on Saturday night with a Final Four berth on the line.

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