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07:29 pm | February 7th, 2019

Aggies' 1-8 start to conference play the worst since 2003

Colton Chumbley

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The Aggies’ recent struggles on the hardwood have been well-documented, but after last night’s second-half collapse on the road against the Ole Miss Rebels, the Maroon and White are on the verge of one of the most embarrassing stretches in program history.

Although there have been flashes of great basketball throughout the last three months, those moments were often followed up with erratic, uninspired, and reckless play. The bad has far outweighed the good to this point and Billy Kennedy’s team is on track for it’s worst season since 2003, when the Aggies finished with a 7-21 record and zero wins in conference play.

In theory, this team should be able to string together some victories, as the back half of the schedules currently has only one ranked opponent on it (#19 LSU) and four home games. However, inconsistency has haunted the Maroon and White all season and no game can be viewed as a given at this point.

If there’s any silver lining to the season so far, Billy Kennedy’s offense has started to show some signs of life and the ball movement has drastically improved. Onlookers have also started to see growth from players like sharpshooter Wendell Mitchell (12.1 ppg, 40% 3pfg%), combo forward Savion Flagg (11.9 ppg, 7.7 rpg), and big man Josh Nebo (8.7 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 75% fg%).

The Aggies square off with the Missouri Tigers (11-10, 2-7) this Saturday in a road matchup with two teams vying to climb out of the bottom half of the SEC standings and turn their season around. Tipoff is slated for 5:00 pm in Columbia and can be seen on the SEC Network.

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