I didn't get excited at all when the Aggies started the season 11-0, as loading up on a lot of cream puff opponents does not a good basketball team make. I raised an eyebrow when A&M took no. 2 Kansas down to the wire, throwing a scare into the Jayhawks before falling 65-60. I've seen A&M play good teams tough before wilting at the end--that was the hallmark of popular but ineffective coach Melvin Watkins' tenure at the school. With the 9th ranked Texas Longhorns on tap, we'd see if the Aggies could actually get over the hump, rather than simply tease the fans.
Holy moley! The Aggies brought the wood tonight, hammering the Longhorns 74-63 before 12,811 in Reed Arena, a new attendance record. The A&M defense held the Sips to 32.3 percent shooting from the floor. That was as dominant a basketball performance by the Ags that I've ever seen.
Suddenly, with the team 12-1 and boasting an 11 game home winning streak, a postseason berth doesn't seem so laughable anymore.
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