It will be the first ‘mirror game’ rematch for the Aggies, who began SEC play with a 66-63 win over the Gators in Gainesville.
COLLEGE STATION, TX — The Texas A&M men’s basketball team will be looking for a season-best six-game winning streak when the Aggies host the Florida Gators at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Reed Arena.
It will be the first “mirror game” rematch for the Aggies, who began SEC play on Jan. 4 with a 66-63 win over the Gators in Gainesville. Other mirror game opponents include Arkansas, Auburn, LSU and Missouri.
Including a win two weeks ago, the Aggies have won three straight series wins against the UF, making it A&M’s longest winning streak against the Gators.
Texas A&M began SEC play with a 4-0 record for the second straight season. Last year’s team started his 4-0 run and famously lost his next eight games.
With four SEC victories, the Aggies are 5 minutes and 25 seconds behind. The Aggies were not far behind in his 94-53 loss to South Carolina on Saturday.
The Aggies’ six-game winning streak is the team’s longest since closing the 2021-22 regular season with four wins and winning three in a row to reach the 2022 SEC Tournament Finals.
Texas A&M and Alabama are tied for the longest winning streak by an SEC team.
The streak began right after a four-day pre-holiday loss to Memphis (83-79) and home to Wofford (67-62).
The Aggies have used the same starting lineup (Coleman III, Dennis, Marble, Radford and Taylor IV) in their last six games.
During the streak, Tyrese Radford was the team’s top scorer with 15.3 points, hitting 55.2% of FG and 46.2 of 3-pointers. In his 11 games (6-5) before the streak, Radford had cut his 10.8 pts/31.5%/27.5%.
Dexter Dennis has averaged 14.3 points in his last three games, including double-digit efforts against LSU (17 points), MU (13) and SC (13) since five consecutive games of 6-point brawls or less. is getting
Hayden Hefner joined MU in 0-fer in 2023, but came off the bench and hit 5 of 9 shots, all 3-pointers, in his last two games.
Henry Coleman III posted consecutive double-doubles of 10 points/10 revs against MU and 12/11 against SC.
Wednesday’s game will be the Aggies’ fifth straight game against the SEC’s first-year head coach.
The Aggies rank first nationally in free throws per game and second in FT attempts. Texas A&M has made him over 100 more free throws than his seven SEC teams.
The Aggies are averaging 19.2 to 26.1 FTM-FTA per game, well above the pace set by any Texas A&M team since 1970. His FTM-FTA school record is 22.5 FTMs in 1967-68 teams and 31.8 FTAs by 1968. -69 teams.
Texas A&M has been on the line 25+ times in 13 of 17 games and has hit 20+ FTs seven times.
Tyrece Radford and Wade Taylor IV are in the SEC’s top six with 74 and 69 free throws made respectively. Ironically, neither Radford nor Taylor threw a free throw in South Carolina’s loss last Saturday. Both have reached over 80.0% of his FTAs. Taylor has him 81.2% and Radford has him 80.4%.