Derwin Kitchen exploded for 15 points and Bernard James added 10 as the Florida State Seminoles defeated the Texas A&M Aggies 57-50 in the Second Round of the 2011 NCAA Tournament. Khris Thompson had a game high 16 points for the Aggies while Nathan Walkup added 11 and David Loubeau added 10 for Texas A&M in the loss.
Chris Singleton had 5 points and 2 rebounds in his first game back after a foot injury, but was saddled in foul trouble all day long and ended the game with 4 fouls.
Florida State’s defense tightened up in the 2nd half and held Texas A&M to 31% shooting for the contest. The Seminoles also had 10 blocks on the game, led by Bernard James’ 3 and Okaro White and John Kreft each had 2 blocks as well. Another quality defensive team effort from Leonard Hamilton’s squad tonight.