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Miss. St. meets A&M in SEC tourney

16 March 2019

Coach Ben Howland and his Mississippi State Bulldogs are taking on the Texas A&M Aggies in the SEC Tournament!

The Bulldogs fired out to a 15-4 edge during the opening 5:30 of the contest courtesy of treys from Lamar Peters, Quinndary Weatherspoon and Tyson Carter.

Meanwhile, the Commodores battled through one of the worst regular seasons in SEC history, as they became the first winless team in league play in 65 years. Their last loss to an SEC team was against No. 9 Mississippi State in the SEC tournament by a narrow margin, 3-4. As a team, Mississippi State is averaging 77.3 points per game on 47.1% shooting from the field, 37.6% from behind the arc and 71.9% from the foul line this season.

Flagg has found his way over the second-half of the season and is peaking when the depleted Aggies need a consistent playmaker the most.

The Texas A&M Aggies men's tennis team started the 2019 season strong and climbed to the No. 19 ranking nationally after defeating the No. 1 team in the country, the Ohio State Buckeyes, at the Mitchell Tennis Center over the weekend.

Bryce Harper limps off after being hit by pitch on ankle
Harper was checked by a trainer, limped toward the dugout with assistance and soon hobbled toward the clubhouse. Harper fell to the ground in pain before slowly limping off the diamond and making his way to the dugout.

Savion Flagg led Texas A&M with 21 points and 10 rebounds a night after scoring a career-high 29 points. The Bulldogs have averaged 10 3-pointers per game over their last three games.

The Texas A&M Aggies finally have a victory at the Southeastern Conference Tournament after leaving empty-handed each of their past two trips. Mississippi State defeated Georgia, South Carolina, LSU and Tennessee to earn the SEC's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Kennedy said it was easy to see the difference in personnel, experience and physicality in the first five minutes. "I'm really happy for our guys, excited about the win". It just has been that type of year.

These two teams met up in the last game of the regular season with a high scoring victory for the Bulldogs 92-81. Tonight we weren't razor sharp. "If you're not at full strength, it's hard to win". Mississippi State trails only Kentucky, Tennessee and Auburn. They outrebounded the Aggies 38-24 and had more assists (17-9) and steals (8-7). That just kind of overflowed to us.

It was a collective effort by Virginia Tech, as multiple players had huge games for the Hokies.

CBB Today is one of the outlets to write about the idea of Buzz Williams leaving the Virginia Tech Hokies for the Texas A&M Aggies gig. Jordan Bowden added 10.5 points per game and Lamonte Turner chipped in 10.3 points as Tennessee's 4th and 5th double-digit scorers on the year.

Miss. St. meets A&M in SEC tourney