Texas A&M, arguably one of the most underrated teams in the nation, will finally begin its delayed 2020-21 campaign on Sunday afternoon when it hosts New Orleans in College Station, Texas. The Aggies, who went 16-14 and tied for sixth in the loaded Southeastern Conference after going 10-8 in league play last season, return three starters in coach Buzz Williams' second campaign in the Brazos Valley. New Orleans already has a game under its belt, falling to BYU on the road 86-61 on Thanksgiving.
Alex Barcello had 19 points, seven rebounds and four assists, Richard Harward scored 11 points and grabbed 10 boards, and BYU beat New Orleans 86-61 on Thursday night. Barcello, a senior who scored a career-high 25 points in a season-opening win over D-II Westminster on Wednesday, made 8 of 12 from the field and 3 of 4 from 3-point range against New Orleans. Kolby Lee and Connor Harding each scored 12 points and Brandon Averette added 11 points for BYU (2-0).