Aggies rise in the NET rankings after 67-61 win of No. 2-ranked Alabama
What a regular-season finale it was for Texas A&M (23-8, 15-3 SEC) after defeating the No. 2-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide 67-61 inside a sold out, and extremely loud Reed Arena, where 12,989 screaming Aggies sent their team off into the postseason the best way possible on Saturday afternoon.
The Aggies were led by their backcourt as sophomore guard Wade Taylor IV continued his SEC Player of the Year campaign with a career-high 28 points and went 10-10 from the free throw line, while senior guard Tyrece Radford recorded a solid stat line of 21 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 assists. Combined with guard Dexter Dennis’s 11 points and 7 rebounds, all three players scored 60 of the team’s 67 points in a truly starter-dominant performance.
On Sunday, Texas A&M found themselves ranked 23rd in the newest NCAA NET Rankings, increasing three spots from their 26th ranking spot earlier this week. The primary reason for the newest rankings is reflected in their Quad 1 record with six wins against top-tier opponents, including victories over the No. 2 (Alabama), No. 3 (Tennessee), and No. 18 (Arkansas) teams in the NET, so let’s just say it’s been a very successful season for the Maroon and White heading into the postseason.
Speaking of the postseason, the Aggies will face the winner of Arkansas vs. Auburn in the Quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament on Friday, March 10th at 6:00 p.m. CT.
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