Kentucky vs Texas A&M History
Kentucky is set to play Texas A&M University today. This will be the first time that we play Texas A&M as apart of the SEC conference. We have only played then a couple times before, but we luckily have a winning record against them. A&M just joined the SEC conference this year, along with Missouri who play a little later in the season. They both come from the Big 12 conference, but they decided they wanted to be in a better overall conference like the SEC.
Texas A&M History:
Founded in 1912, the men’s basketball team won 11 Southwest Conference championships and 2 Southwest Conference Tournament championships. The team has appeared in the National Invitation Tournament 6 times and in the NCAA Tournament 11 times, of which 3 resulted in Sweet Sixteen appearances, the highest round to which the Aggies have advanced. The women’s basketball team has 1 Southwest Conference Tournament championship,1 regular season Big 12 Conference championship and 2 Big 12 Tournament championships, most recently in 2011. The women have advanced to 8 NCAA Tournament appearances, winning the National Championship in 2011. They have also competed in the WNIT twice, winning that tournament in 1995.
The men’s basketball team was coached by head coach Mark Turgeon for four years until he left for the head coaching position at the University of Maryland. The current head basketball coach is Billy Kennedy; he is entering his second season and leading the Aggies into the Southeastern Conference. The women’s team has been coached by Gary Blair since 2003.Home games are played at the 12,989-seat Reed Arena. G. Rollie White Coliseum, formerly the home of the volleyball and basketball teams, hosted basketball games before Reed Arena opened in 1998.
Record: 2-1 (All Time)
First Game Against Texas A&M: 12/30/1941 (W 49 – 29)
Last Game Against Texas A&M: 12/22/1978 (L 69 – 73)
Highest Kentucky Scorer: Jim Line (12/14/1946) – 16 Points
Go Big Blue!
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