Has Texas A&M basketball locked up tourney bid after going 2-0 vs Kentucky?

After the most up-and-down season imaginable for this Texas A&M basketball team, they may have finally broken through.
Texas A&M Aggies head coach Buzz Williams works the sideline against Kentucky during their SEC
Texas A&M Aggies head coach Buzz Williams works the sideline against Kentucky during their SEC / Denny Simmons / The Tennessean / USA

Texas A&M basketball may have sewn up a bid to the NCAA tournament with decisive victory over Kentucky

This has been a taxing season for Texas A&M basketball fans. After a lofty preseason ranking and some early success in the non-conference, the wheels seemed to fall off briefly before it looked like the team had righted themselves. Of course, then, the Ags went on a five-game losing streak. Immediately following, they have now won five in a row!

This latest victory now appears to have sewn up a tourney bid for Texas A&M basketball. Bracketologist Joe Lunardi, perhaps the most visible of those who make it their business to predict the decisions of the selection committee, now has the Aggies in the field after this victory.

It was Wade Taylor and Tyrece Radford who were able to muster their top form for the Aggies in theis victory. The All-SEC first-teamer led the way with a stellar night of scoring—something we've come to expect out of him.

This is yet another Quad 1 victory for the Aggies, who now move to 6-6 in such games. With yesterday's win against Ole Miss, the Aggies are now 13-8 in Quad 1 and 2 games. Whether they play Florida or Alabama tomorrow, they will have the change to add yet another Quad 1 win, as the SEC tournament is a neutral site; even if they lose, however, they still should make the NCAA tournament with a record like this.

It's certainly not out of the question that we see the Aggies make the finals for the third straight year—only one game stands between them and such a result. If they do, Texas A&M basketball fans will be hoping against hope that the third time is the charm for the Maroon and White after two straight years where they faltered.

What a win for Buzz Williams's squad. The noise about his job status has been all but completely silenced (though back-to-back losses to end the season would certainly reignite that talk). Here's hoping the Aggies can continue to make noise in March, and even into April.