Saturday , Mar , 17 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Law, A&M edge Louisville to reach Sweet 16

Lexington, KY (Sports Network) – Acie Law IV poured in 26 points as Texas A&M
narrowly edged Louisville, 72-69, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament
at Rupp Arena.

Law finished 6-of-14 from the field and a sizzling 13-of-15 from the line,
while Dominique Kirk had 21 points and grabbed six rebounds for the third-
seeded Aggies (27-6), who will face either Memphis or Nevada in the Sweet 16
next week.

Edgar Sosa was stellar for the Cardinals (24-10), posting 31 a game-high
points on 7-of-9 shooting and 15-of-17 from the charity stripe, but missed a
long three in the final seconds that could have sent the game to overtime.

Terrence Williams chipped in 17 points for Louisville, which entered the
game a perfect 4-0 versus No. 3 seeds in the NCAA Tournament.

Louisville got out to a 10-4 lead before Texas A&M tied it at 17 on
Antanas Kavaliauskas’ dunk with 7:50 left in the first half.

Things remained tight the rest of the frame, but the Aggies – trailing by four
late – got a layup and jumper from Kirk to make it a 28-28 contest at the
break.

It was much of the same in the second until the Cardinals, trailing by four,
went on a 13-3 run — capped by Earl Clark’s jumper — for a 63-57 advantage
with just over six minutes to play.

Texas A&M, however, fired back with a 11-4 spurt and went up by one following
a pair of Kirk free throws. Williams then drained a layup to give Louisville a
69-68 lead with 1:23 remaining.

Law responded by converting twice from the line for a one-point Aggies edge,
while Sosa had a perfect opportunity to at least tie it for the Cardinals, but
missed both of his free throws.

Law again followed up with a pair from the charity stripe with two seconds
left before Sosa’s triple rimmed out the end the game.

Game Notes

Texas A&M finished 46 percent shooting from the floor and Louisville shot 44
percent…Neither team led by more than six throughout the game…The Aggies
recorded their first win against the Cardinals.

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