Texas A&M is going dancing for the first time since 2011.
The Aggies drew a No. 3 seed in the West Region in the 2016 NCAA Tournament. They will tip off on Friday against No. 14 Green Bay in Oklahoma City.
A&M fans might already be licking their lips for a potential second-round matchup against former Big 12 rival Texas. If the Aggies get past Green Bay, they will get the No. 6 Longhorns, led by first-year coach Shaka Smart, if they can beat No. 11 Northern Iowa in the first round.
Texas A&M (26-8, 13-5 SEC) took Kentucky to overtime before falling in the SEC tournament final Sunday afternoon. But that loss shouldn’t diminish what’s been one of the best seasons in program history, which included a conference win over the Wildcats that helped the Aggies earn a share of the SEC regular season title, their first regular-season conference title since 1986.
It wasn’t all easy for Texas A&M on the path to March Madness. The Aggies lost five consecutive conference games after starting SEC play 7-0. They snapped out of that midseason rut by winning their next eight games before the loss Sunday to the Wildcats.
Check out the entire 2016 NCAA Tournament field here.