Billy Kennedy’s 300th win was a dandy.
His No. 5 Texas A&M Aggies recovered from a disappointing road loss to Arkansas with a resounding 72-62 statement victory over No. 14 Iowa State.
“I’ve had a lot of good help (getting to 300 wins) from coaches and players,” Kennedy said, according to TexAgs.com. “I’ve been very blessed.”
Danuel House carried the Aggies (18-3, 7-1 SEC) to victory after exploding in the final stages of the game. House dropped 13 of his 20 points in the final 6:19 of the contest, including eight straight points for A&M.
“Danuel House was huge in the last four minutes.” Kennedy said according to TexAgs.com. “He was patient. He made big shots and let us get him the ball.”
The teams entered halftime tied at 30, and the second half was just as competitive. The topsy-turvy second stanza featured seven lead changes throughout the 20 minute period, but it was House who ultimately pulled the Aggies ahead for good. .
There’s a long way to go for Texas A&M as February approaches, but the Aggies appear to be the class of the SEC with a balanced team that has contributors across the roster. House, guard Jalen Jones and center Tyler Davis combined for 48 points, while versatile guard Alex Caruso tallied nine points, six rebounds and six assists on Saturday afternoon.
The Aggies proved on Saturday they can play with the best in the country.
“This win is really big,” House said, according to TexAgs.com. “It sets the standard for our team and lets us know that we can compete with anyone.”
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