Twitter reacts to Texas A&M’s 76-59 loss to Penn State in March Madness

No. 7 Texas A&M couldn’t punctuate their incredible season with the storybook ending they sought, as the Aggies were eliminated by No. 10 Penn State in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. A&M fought valiantly, but the 76-59 final score illustrates how much of a beatdown the contest proved to be.

Chalk it up as one of those nights where the basketball gods were clearly not in your favor. The Nittany Lions finished shooting 48.2% from the floor and going 13-for-22 from beyond the arc. For comparison, A&M went a rough 10-for-34 from three.

Andrew Funk’s sharpshooting from deep bolstered Penn State, as he finished an incredible 8-for-10 from three with a game-high 27 points. Leading scorer Jalen Pickett pitched in with 19 points himself.

Dexter Dennis (19 points) and Tyrece Radford (14 points) led A&M in scoring while Wade Taylor IV (10 points) struggled all night. The Aggies’ leading scorer went just 2-for-15 from the field and 1-for-10 from three, as he simply couldn’t find the rhythm.

After the loss, Twitter provided some notable reactions from the Aggie fan base and the overall college basketball landscape. Check out the feedback below, which ranges from all ends of the spectrum:

Charles Barkley had the utmost faith in A&M, but he kept it 100% real in the postgame

Still, it doesn't mean Barkley is invulnerable to the criticism of picking A&M to win by double-digits

A head-to-head with the Longhorns will have to wait until Texas moves to the SEC

Accurate reaction by Aggies fans as Andrew Funk went 8-for-10 from three

As tough as the loss was, Julius Marble still took a moment to reflect on what was a special season

When the Aggies strayed away from their identity the offense was a bit anarchic

The Aggies cynics are for sure smiling, which probably includes the NCAA Selection Committee

How it feels when the basketball gods aren't in your favor

Don't let the loss take away from what was an incredible season, as the Aggies are building something special

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