Texas A&M Basketball’s season is just months away, and now the anticipation has grown due to the Aggies schedule dropping on Thursday.
Texas A&M Basketball released its 2019-20 schedule on Wednesday.
The Aggies schedule is highlighted by eight teams that made an appearance in last season’s NCAA Tournament, including one non-SEC team, Gonzaga.
The Aggies season should start on an easy note, as they’ll face Northwestern State, UL-Monroe, and Troy. However, in-between the ULM and Troy game, Gonzaga and former Aggie Admon Gilder will come to town in a big game for both teams.
After that season-opening four game home stretch, the Aggies will face off against Harvard, who is a tournament-caliber team and a fringe top-25 squad per some outlets, in the Orlando Invitational.
Finishing off non-conference play, the Aggies will host TAMU-Corpus-Christi, Oregon State, and Texas Southern, which all should be wins to finish off a relatively easy non-conference slate.
SEC play will officially begin on January fourth when the Aggies will play against Arkansas on the road. Other than the Big 12/SEC Challenge against Oklahoma State, the Aggies will face SEC teams such as LSU, Tennessee, and Missouri in-between.
The Aggies will close out the regular season against Arkansas at home, which should be a big game considering that both teams are fairly close together in the projected SEC standings. The SEC Tournament will take place between March 11th through March 15th, leading right into Selection Sunday.
Overall, the Aggies’ schedule is not too rigorous, therefore there is a chance that they can make a surprise run at the NCAA Tournament. A lot has to go right, especially in SEC play, but with a strong start, Buzz Williams has a chance to make it to the Big Dance in his first season in College Station against all odds.