Texas A&M Basketball Continues Winning Ways
Texas A&M basketball traveled to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex last night to take on the SMU Mustangs in what was the second straight true road game for the Aggies. In contrast to the last game versus Ohio State, however, this one ended up being a solid and comfortable win for the Maroon and White, as the Aggies triumphed by a score of 79-66.
Tyrece Radford led Texas A&M basketball with 21 points, including a 4-7 mark from three point range. Wade Taylor IV, usually the Aggies’ best offensive weapon, was only 4-17 from the field and 0-7 from three, but was second on the team in scoring after notching 15 points—7 of which came from the free throw line. Taylor did also create 6 steals, however, more than half of the 11 total for Texas A&M basketball. Henry Coleman grabbed 15 of the Aggies’ 43 total rebounds to lead all players—the next most by anyone in the game was 9.
It was the defense that was the story of this one, as you can see from the large number of steals that the Aggies created. A&M was disruptive the whole night against the Mustangs and never let them get comfortable. Solomon Washington, though he fouled out and wasn’t a huge force on the offensive end, displayed his sky-high defensive potential, drawing the eye of some draft gurus.
Needless to say, this is another huge yet needed win for a Texas A&M basketball team that has dealt with tough results in the non conference for every year that Buzz Williams has been the head coach. With such a lofty ranking in the preseason, A&M needed a strong start to justify their position—and they’re well on their way to doing so. Games against Penn State and at Virginia, not to mention one against the Houston Cougars in mid-December, still loom on the schedule, but the Aggies are looking better and better positioned to make some real noise this year.