The Aggies rebounded from Monday Night’s loss at Kansas with a convincing 15 point win at Reed Arena over Oklahoma State on Saturday. Elston Turner led all scorers with 23 points in the game.
“I thought Elston was really pushing too hard at the one, out of rhythm offensive and trying to do too much at times. We tried to bump him to the two and we had much better balance,” Kennedy said following the game.
Billy Kennedy was working with a patchwork of players due to injuries to Khris Middleton, Kourtney Roberson and Dash Harris that kept them out of Saturday’s game. Despite that, the Aggies had one of their better offensive outputs of the season. Shooting almost 60% the field, and really dominating the second half.
“I just thought our guys were a little hungrier. They were more excited to play. Once they believed we could win it gave them a lot of confidence,” Kennedy said.
One group that the Aggies haven’t been able to count on stepped up big today, and that was the Aggie bench. The A&M bench accounted for 25 of A&M’s points.
“Obviously I’m real proud of our guys, this is what A&M’s all about, character and toughness. Alex Baird, believe it or not, I was very confident in putting him in the game and made a conscious effort to tell him they were going to play him. He’s in the gym by himself all the time and his attitude has been great all year.thought he gave us a big lift as well as our bench,” said Kennedy.
The Aggies will face their toughest home test of the season on Wednesday when the top ten Baylor Bears come into Reed Arena. Scott Drew’s team defeated the Aggies 71-62 on January 2nd in Waco.