The Fightin’ Texas Aggie Basketball team had a slow start entering the 2017 season but have accomplished hype-worthy wins against teams in the SEC such as LSU, Ole Miss, and Auburn. On Saturday March 4, the Aggies will face-off against the University of Kentucky once again, but this time at Reed Arena.
On January 3, Texas A&M fell almost 50 points short of winning against the Wildcats back in Lexington, Kentucky. With the two teams history of competitive nature and the first true road game for this year’s starters, the combination led to the Aggie’s season high of 25 turnovers, and Kentucky’s second-biggest margin win against an SEC opponent since 2003.
Since then, the Aggies have regrouped. Underclassmen such as the sophomore trio, Admon GIlder, D.J. Hogg, and Tyler Davis, have stepped up the plate, each playing a minimum of 30 minutes in every game. Freshman Robert Williams has emerged into one of the offense’s biggest assets. He has worked on polishing his tactics in every facet of the game and developing into a well-rounded player. This season, he is shooting an average of 10.4 points per game.
With sophomore guard D.J. Hogg out for the season due to a foot injury that occurred in the game against Georgia, the team has worked harder than ever to overcome each opponent. This was made apparent in the recent game against Auburn, where five of the Aggie starters scored in double figures. Though the offense was successful, it was Texas A&M’s defense that truly held down the fort.
The University of Kentucky Wildcats have played hard this year, losing only 4 times throughout the entire season against UCLA, Louisville, Tennessee, and Florida.
Come out and support the Texas A&M Basketball team at the season’s last home game. Tickets can be purchased online or at Reed Arena, and Texas A&M students can use a sports pass for entry. Let’s show the Kentucky Wildcats how the 12th Man gets it done.