Texas A&M Basketball: Aggies blast Kentucky for fourth-straight SEC win

NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 13: Tyler Davis
NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 13: Tyler Davis /
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Texas A&M basketball (17-8, 6-6 SEC) regained their swagger, besting Kentucky in front of a sellout home crowd to extend their SEC winning streak to four games.

Texas A&M basketball went from No. 5 in the nation to the bottom dweller of the SEC. With their NCAA Tournament hopes on the line the Aggies began a late season surge. After blowing out Arkansas and South Carolina by double-digits the Aggies stunned No. 8 Auburn on their home court. That set up a crucial home game against No. 24 Kentucky.

Kentucky, for once, looked beatable. The Wildcats were coming off back to back losses against Missouri and Tennessee. Their offense, which had shown sparks against West Virginia not that long before, had gone cold. They were also without a key piece in the front court. Sophomore forward Sacha Killeya-Jones did not travel with the team to attend the funeral of his grandfather.

Texas A&M fell to Kentucky by one point at Rupp Arena in their first meeting this season. They were one bad break from winning that game and the Aggies were looking to settle a score on Saturday. With the opportunity there for the taking the Aggies ran away with it, blasting Kentucky 85-74. The win marked the first time John Calipari has lost three consecutive games with the Wildcats.

Here are three takeaways from the Aggies’ big win over Kentucky.