Texas A&M Aggies
At one point, Texas A&M was a clear top-15 team in the country with Final Four potential. However, they’ve lost 6 of their last 10 games, including at home to LSU to open league play. On Tuesday, the SEC team had lost by 11 points on the road at Auburn, a more understanding defeat.
Although wins over Ohio State and Iowa State are good victories for a resume, the Aggies have fallen off the national radar at 9-6 and the bottom of the SEC standings. But they had a massive opportunity this weekend at home against Kentucky, a top-10 team and a signature resume opponent.
Texas A&M was leading for a good portion of the game but a late run by the Wildcats forced it into overtime. To the underdogs’ credit, the Aggies prevailed in the extra time, winning 97-92. Wade Taylor finished with 31 points, while Tyrece Radford had 28 in the Quad 1 victory.
The Aggies are now 4-4 against Quad 1 opponents and now with a signature victory on their resume to feel a lot better going forward. They now have to find a way to win on the road in SEC play, taking on both Arkansas and LSU away from College Station.