Texas A&M Basketball: 3 keys to victory over Kentucky

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Texas A&M Basketball (16-8, 5-6 SEC) meets Kentucky for the second time this season in a critical conference rematch. Can the Aggies get revenge?

The last time Texas A&M basketball met Kentucky on the court this season they lost by the narrowest of margins on a highly questionable call. The one point defeat came in the midst of rough month of January that saw the Aggies drop five consecutive SEC games.

A lot has happened since that game and these two teams could not be trending in more divergent directions. The Aggies, winners of three straight, most recently upset SEC-leading No. 8 Auburn on the road. Conversely, Kentucky has cooled off. The Wildcats needed overtime to beat Vanderbilt before dropping back-to-back games to Missouri and Tennessee.

How to watch

Date: Saturday, Feb. 10
Time: 7:15 p.m. CT
Venue: Reed Arena
Location: College Station, TX
Streaming: Watch ESPN

Both of these teams look to be NCAA Tournament bound, but one more resume-boosting win on Saturday could offer a significant boost when it comes to the seeding discussions. Texas A&M, the host of this matchup, is a slight favorite and has won four consecutive home games.

Here are three things the Aggies must do to beat Kentucky.