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Bracketology 2024: Gonzaga, Michigan State and Nevada among week's biggest winners

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Texas A&M Aggies

It’s become a theme for the Aggies, having stretches of really bad play that puts them in a hole. They had an early run of 3 losses in 4 games to start league play, including a road loss at Arkansas. But there’s hope now, starting with a one-point win against Florida last weekend, to start a new streak.

The first game was on the road at Missouri, who remains winless in SEC play. It proved to not be difficult for the Aggies, winning 79-60. Tyrece Radford had 22 points to lead all scorers, while Wade Taylor IV went for 18. It didn’t do anything to help them from a resume standpoint but it’s a road win over a power conference opponent, which can never be taken for granted.

What did help was the team’s best win of the season, beating Tennessee at home for a surefire Quad 1 victory. The final score was an 85-69 convincing win, with Radford (27 pts) and Taylor (25) going off in a battle of the guards. This gives Texas A&M a 5-4 record against Quad 1 foes, trying to offset the two Quad 3 defeats on the season.

The Aggies now need to hold serve on the road this week, at least against lowly Vanderbilt. They’ll be underdogs against Alabama on the road right after but that kind of win would do wonders for their resume.