Aggies Open SEC Tournament Play Against Florida – Texas A&M Athletics
- vs. Florida • Thursday, March 10, 2022 • 11:00 a.m. (CT)
- Amalie Arena • Tampa, Florida
- #8 Texas A&M: 20-11, 9-9 SEC
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- #9 Florida: 19-12, 9-9 SEC
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- Television: SEC Network
- Game by game: Karl Ravech
- Comment: Jimmy Dykes
- Sideline: Jimmy Dykes
TAMPA, Florida – The Texas A&M men’s basketball team begins play in second round action during the Southeastern Conference tournament against Florida at 11 a.m. inside Amalie Arena.
Texas A&M (20-11, 9-9 SEC) closed out the regular season with a 67-64 win over Mississippi State on Saturday. quenton jackson led the team in scoring for the 15th time this season, recording 18 points while shooting 6-for-8 from the field and 2-for-3 from outside the arc. Tyrece Radford recorded 11 points and nine rebounds, a team high. Henry Coleman III scored 12 points, including two free throws to give the Aggies a five-point lead with less than 30 seconds left. Hayden Hefner scored nine points while recording a career-high three interceptions and one block.
Scouting the Aggies
A&M eclipsed the 20-win mark for the first time since 2017-18 and finished the season tied for fifth in the conference, its best finish since 2015-16 when it won the league. Jackson is the reigning SEC Player of the Week and was voted to the All-SEC Second Team. The Los Angeles native is averaging a team-best 14.5 points per game, while Coleman is averaging 10.7 and is the team’s leading rebounder at 6.2. Radford is adding 10.5 points and 5.7 rebounds.
The Gators enter the tournament 19-12 (9-9 SEC) and are led by Colin Castleton, who is averaging 16.4 points and 9.1 rebounds. Tyree Appleby is averaging 11.2 points, while Phlandrous Fleming Jr. adds 10.7.
The first meeting
The Aggies eliminated Florida, 56-55, in the team’s only meeting this season on Feb. 15. A&M shot 16 of 16 from the free throw line and edged the Gators, 30-22, in the paint. Jackson had a team-high 16 points and cleared the glass with eight rebounds. Brown of Javonte set a career high in rebounds with seven and tied his career high in points with six.
Follow the action
The game can be seen on SEC Network with Karl Ravech, Jimmy Dykes and Marty Smith on the call. Authenticated subscribers can access the game through the ESPN app on their computers, cell phones, tablets, smart TVs and other connected devices.
Additionally, the game airs on the Aggie Radio Network or locally on 1150 AM / 93.7 FM with Andrew Monaco and Dr. John Thornton calling for action.
The winner of Thursday’s game will face top-seeded Auburn at 11 a.m. Friday on ESPN.
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