Balanced Attack: Tennessee had four players score in double figures against TAMU, keeping their streak of having at least three players in double digits flawless thus far this season. Admon Gilder returned to action Tuesday at Kentucky after missing five games with a knee injury.
Duane Wilson came off the bench and had six points and six assists Saturday after missing three games with a knee injury. Robert Williams had missed a loss at LSU last weekend due to illness.
The Aggies' last two losses before this game were decided by one point each - a 69-68 setback to LSU decided on an off-balance 3-pointer in the final second and a 74-73 decision at No. 21 Kentucky. The Vols had 16 assists on 25 baskets, and Tennessee scored 22 points off 17 Aggies' turnovers, while Texas A&M scored only 12 points off 10 Tennessee turnovers. Hillsman paced Texas A&M with six points on 3-for-3 shooting as the Aggies held a one-point edge at the end of the quarter. However, a turnover caused by air-tight defensive pressure forced UT to foul Williams again, and the junior guard sank two more at the line to give the Aggies the decisive 79-76 edge with less than a second remaining.
Texas A&M scored 7 consecutive points with 7:11 left in the 4th Quarter, making the game 67-61 in favor of Texas A&M.
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After scoring 7 consecutive points, Tennessee led 13-10. The Aggies' slump allowed the Vols fight back from a seven point deficit with less than eight minutes left in the game.
The Aggies answered by producing their own 8-0 spurt to cut the lead to 65-59 with 3:41 remaining, but that's as close as they would get.
The Vols entered the game against Texas A&M with the No. 13 RPI and the No. 3 Strength of Schedule (per ESPN), while the Aggies had the No. 33 RPI. Williams and Schofield combined for 57 points in a victory over Vanderbilt on Tuesday and teamed up for 38 last weekend in a triumph over Kentucky.
Texas A&M knocked Tennessee from the ranks of the undefeated on Thursday night.
Texas A&M pushed the pace with 14 points off of fast breaks versus an opposing 13 points off of fast breaks.