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No. 7 Seed Texas A&M Destroys Second-Seeded UNC 86-65

A closeup of Texas A&M basketball player Robert Williams.

CHARLOTTE, NC - MARCH 18: Robert Williams #44 of the Texas A&M Aggies reacts against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the second round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Spectrum Center on March 18, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Our second upset of the day just went final. The defending champs are going home.

Texas A&M, the No, 7 seed in the West Region, dominated No. 2 seed North Carolina from start to finish in Charlotte. They won going away, 86-65.

A&M held UNC to a brutal 6-of-31 from three-point range and 26-of-78 overall. That's 19.4 percent beyond the arc and 33.3 percent as a whole.

Freshman guard TJ Starks led A&M with 21 points, with center Tyler Davis scoring 18 and grabbing nine boards. Big man Robert Williams added eight points and 13 rebounds of his own.

With the win, the Aggies will move on to face No. 3 seed Michigan in the Sweet 16. The Wolverines won a thriller last night on a buzzer-beater by Jordan Poole.

Texas A&M has reached the Sweet 16 four times before: 1969, 1980, 2007 and 2016. They have never advanced to the Elite Eight.

The Aggies and Wolverines will face off on Thursday night at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The winner moves within one game of the Final Four.

Tip-off time will be announced soon.