Texas A&M Basketball: 5 things we’ve learned about the Aggies in March Madness

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Billy Kennedy isn’t going anywhere

News of Scott Woodard’s vote of confidence didn’t seem to quell the calls for Billy Kennedy’s job after losing to Alabama in their first game of the SEC Tournament. While it didn’t have any bearing on the Aggies making the NCAA Tournament, a better showing could have meant a better seed and an easier run to the Final Four.

It left a sour taste in the mouths of those (myself included) who were less than impressed with the job Kennedy did this year. Especially given how lost the Aggies looked on the final play in which Collin Sexton ran the length of the court almost unguarded for the game-winning basket.

Calls for Kennedy’s job should now cease to exist. Reaching the Sweet 16 twice in three years should be enough. The program had previously reached the Sweet 16 three times in its existence. It would now take a long run of missing the tournament for A&M to move on from their head coach.

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A&M fans should enjoy the ride Kennedy is taking us on. Given how well they are currently playing, it’s not unfathomable to see the Ags reach the Elite Eight or even the Final Four, neither of which has been done in the program’s history. Gig ‘Em!

Jeff Shull is a Site Expert for the Gig Em Gazette on FanSided. Follow him on Twitter, and be sure to follow the Gig Em Gazette on Facebook and Twitter.