Texas A&M beat Utah State 69-53 in the first round of the NCAA tournament Friday, March 19, 2010, at the Spokane Arena.
Texas A&M used a vintage basketball formula to put the clamps on upset-minded Utah State on Friday. Capitalizing on its superior length and athleticism, No. 5 Texas A&M moved on to the South region’s second round in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament with a dominant 69-53 victory over 12th-seeded Utah State at the Arena.
First-round victories in the NCAA tournament are becoming routine for Texas A&M, although this time it took freshman Khris Middleton to make it happen.