Muhlbach Making a Difference

By Ryan Peterson

Texas A&M senior Beau Muhlbach has been to the N.C.A.A. tournament before.  Rarely has he played.

"I played last year against Penn," Muhlbach says.  "It was late and we were up twenty."

This years trip is expected to be different.  The Lufkin native has been a spark for the Aggies late season surge, and is sure to see important minutes.  Muhlbach says that this years tournament experience will have much more meaning.

"It feels great just to be out there," he says.  "I just want to do whatever coach wants me to do to help the team win."

The biggest surprise to Muhlbach's game has been his point production.  Averaging just over one point a game for his career, Muhlbach has averaged more then seven points per game, the final seven contests of the season.  He scored a career high 12 points in a road win at Baylor.  His new found scoring touch even surprises him.

"A little bit," Muhlbach says.  "I didn't expect to shoot like I have."

He enjoys scoring, but insists he's only worried about winning.

"If that means boxing out or playing defense," Muhlbach says.  "Whatever we need to help us, I'm down with it."

The Aggies play B.Y.U. on Thursday in the first round from Anaheim.