By: Mark Lane (@therealmarklane)
The Texas A&M Aggies averaged just 11.8 turnovers throughout their first 12 games committed a season-high 25 against the Kentucky Wildcats Tuesday at Rupp Arena.
“The turnovers — we didn’t even run our (offense),” said Aggies head coach Bill Kennedy. “I would like to give (Kentucky) as much credit as possible, but we weren’t very good.”
Texas A&M had turned the ball 15 times in the first half. The Wildcats converted these free possessions into points and were the basis of their 50-27 halftime lead.
Three-pointers also played a role in the score disparity. The Aggies hit 6-of-13 from beyond the arch as Kentucky drained 13 three-pointers on 25 attempts. Freshman Malik Monk was the most formidable with 5-of-7 and finishing with 26 points.
Guard Admon Gilder and center Tyler Davis each had 13 points and led all Aggies in scoring. The Wildcats bested the Aggies in the field goal department going 33-of-63 to 21-of-47.
Kentucky improves to 12-2 (2-0) while Texas A&M falls to 8-5 (0-2). The Aggies go to South Carolina Saturday as the Wildcats also hit the road to take on Arkansas.