No. 25 Texas A&M entered Friday night’s game as an underdog to No. 11 West Virginia, but the Aggies shocked the college basketball world with a dominating 88-65 victory over the Mountaineers.
Despite a rocky few minutes — mostly caused by Bob Huggins’ patented “Press Virginia” defense — the Aggies controlled play most of the night. They shot 48.4 percent from the floor and 52.6 percent from 3-point range, never giving West Virginia’s offense a chance to catch up.
Texas A&M accomplished this despite the suspension of arguably its best player, Robert Williams. Tyler Davis and Admon Gilder led the way, each scoring 23 points.
The game was played on Ramstein Air Base in Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany as part of the 2017 Armed Forces Classic.
Here was some of the best reaction from Texas A&M’s surprising win over West Virginia:
— Tyler Godwin (@tyler_godwin) November 11, 2017
Texas A&M is a basketball school until further notice. Don’t @ me
— Jerren (@jwilphotos) November 11, 2017
Lord Texas A&M pic.twitter.com/LD5f8eaB3s
— Json Collins (@JasonCollins23) November 11, 2017
How easy was that? Our first NCAA basketball winner is in the bag with Texas A&M +6 OUTRIGHT by 23 over West Virginia!
— Sports Gambling Htln (@SGHotline) November 11, 2017
— DeAnna Goering (@deannagoering) November 11, 2017