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A&M Takes Down Kentucky 83-71

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A&M went into Rupp Arena, and behind one of the best performances in the history of Aggie Basketball, came away with an absolutely improbable victory over Kentucky. Elston Turner dropped 40 points, the most by an Aggie since 1985, and the Aggies took down the defending NCAA Champions 83-71.

Elston Turner did more than just score for the Aggies today, he tied for the second most rebounds with 6 (Kourtney Roberson led with 9) and he tied for the team high in assists with four. Elston Turner's game was dominant, it was shocking and it earned a standing ovation from the home crowd at Rupp. in a word, it was historic.

John Calipari has only lost twice at home in his time at Kentucky the other loss was in non-conference play to, fittingly, the Baylor Bears.

Now, the Aggies' season is officially back off the brink, and a Thursday game against Florida that looked essentially meaningless a weak ago now becomes an absolutely massive game for Texas A&M. You could argue, fairly easily I'd add, that without the loss to Southern, A&M would probably be on the right side of the NCAA Tournament bubble right now. However, they did lose to Southern, so now the Aggies have to make up for it with some big wins.

There aren't many big wins to be had in the SEC, but Thursday's game is certainly one of them.

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