Texas A&M and Mississippi State are prepared to square off in the second round of the SEC tournament.
Flagg has found his way over the second-half of the season and is peaking when the depleted Aggies need a consistent playmaker the most. Even though Flagg and Chandler are both sophomores, they're the only Aggies to play in this tournament before and they knew how long it had been.
No. 11 seed Texas A&M (14-18) finished up a painful season that only got worse when sophomore guard TJ Starks dislocated a shoulder February 26 in a loss at LSU.
Texas A&M (14-17), the 11th seed, will face sixth-seed Mississippi State on Thursday evening.
The struggles have led to plenty of speculation about Billy Kennedy's future with the team, with a recent report from The Houston Chronicle suggesting that he won't return next season. That just kind of overflowed to us.More news: Trump slams handling of Brexit by UK's May
"We know that each person is going to make the right basketball play for our team, whether that be taking their own shot, finding somebody else, setting a screen, anything like that". Last night we played really well, played with a lot of energy.
These two teams met up in the last game of the regular season with a high scoring victory for the Bulldogs 92-81. Drew said he'll meet with new athletic director Malcolm Turner after the season.
"There's definitely some things that we recognized several months ago, some necessary changes that needed to happen", Drew said.
Chandler had 13 and Nebo added 11 for the Aggies.
After the victory, Kerry Blackshear, who had 19 points and 10 rebounds, spoke about Tech's offensive versatility. This team is poised to be around for a long time and are only going to get better. The public betting now has 76 percent going on Texas A&M as the favroite. Lee scored four straight to tie it up for Vanderbilt.More news: Disney-Fox mega-deal set to close March 20
Texas A&M took its biggest lead on a dunk by Nebo almost midway through the half at 50-31.
The Commodores mounted a 13-2 run to pull within 10 with 6:23 to play, but their steam in their hometown quickly fizzled. It never went below 10 after halftime.
Vanderbilt: The Commodores at least extended their streak with a made 3-pointer to 1,063 games, a streak that was in serious doubt after they missed their first 12 attempts.
Mississippi State coach Ben Howland said Peters has only been able to practice shooting the past 10 days after a sprained wrist in a loss January 29 at Alabama affected the junior guard in a number of games and kept Peters from shooting even at practice for almost three weeks. Ryan finished 1 of 8 beyond the arc, and Vandy was just 3 of 23.
In his eight seasons as head coach for the Aggies, Kennedy put up a 150-115 record that included three 20-win seasons and two Sweet Sixteen appearances in the NCAA tournament in 2016 and 2018.More news: Rosario Dawson confirms relationship with Cory Booker
In addition, there's another budding star named sophomore Barnaby Smith, who was selected as the SEC Player of the Week back in February.