Texas A&M Basketball is off to a 4-0 start, including road wins over Ohio State and SMU in the span of four days, exhibiting an impressive combination of poise and toughness down the stretch of each matchup, including the Aggies’ recent 74-66 win over Oral Roberts last Friday.
Next up, head coach Buzz Williams and his determined squad will head to Orlando, Florida, to participate in the ESPN Invitational Tournament in a rematch vs. Penn State, looking to avenge last year’s opening-round loss in the NCAA Tournament.
On Monday, The Associated Press published its updated men’s basketball poll, and after earning a No. 13 ranking in last week’s poll, Texas A&M moved up one spot to No. 12 after defeating the Golden Eagles, sporting the second-highest ranking for an SEC team behind No. 7 Tennessee.
Joining the Aggies and Volunteers in the rankings include Alabama (No. 17), the Kentucky Wildcats (No. 16), the Arkansas Razorbacks (No. 20), and a newcomer to the rankings this season, the 5-0 Mississippi State coming in at No. 25. The Auburn Tigers received 28 votes. In contrast, South Carolina received just three votes to round things out in the SEC.
Texas A&M will head to Orlando, Florida, for the annual ESPN Invitational Tournament, taking on Penn State (4-0) at 11:00 a.m. CT., which will air on ESPN.