The Kool-aid was overflowing for a while there. Alas, the excitement is gone. The fan base had started to rally around the Aggies, but today's home loss to Vanderbilt may be the straw that breaks the camels' backs.
1. Our offen...off...offens...I can't even say it
19-57 from the field. 4-18 from behind the arc. 55 points. We're only averaging 59 points per game during this three game losing streak, and that includes the 72 against Mississippi State in a game that went to overtime. Despite the flashes of perfection we've seen a time or two from the Aggies this season, the wheels have completely come off on that side of the court. Poor ball movement, weak screens, the list goes on and on for what is plaguing the offense. Is there a website that keeps track of how many airballs a team has in a season?
2. Bad losses or poor wins?
Today's loss is the third this season to a team ranked 100+ in the RPI. In the last three years, the Aggies are only 15-37 against teams in the top 150 RPI, and 3-22 against teams in the top 50 RPI. Where are the wins coming from? 29-2 against teams ranked worse than 150 over three years. I guess that's where we are. We have become a middle of the pack team that wins the majority of the cupcake games and has a 13% winning percentage against teams that should make the NCAA Tournament. Nobody is happy with that. The fans. The team. The coaches.
3. Other reactions
I'm trying to avoid being too negative because I will always support the guys out there in the Maroon and White. Let's see what else is out there.
So why is the team with 7 scholarship players playing with more energy at the end of the game.— ross lasley (@rlag09) January 25, 2014
Did we really need year 3 of BK to know it wouldn't be different from the first 2?— Jimmie Snyder (@labayouboy) January 25, 2014
The reason I cant stand watching HS girls hoops is inability to make routine, fundamental plays. It's how I feel watching A&M men right now.— rcb05 (@rcb05) January 25, 2014
There won't be any supporters left after this season. #itsover— Carlos Toraño (@catorano) January 25, 2014
That's going to do it. No way around it, that's an awful loss for A&M.— Aubrey Bloom (@aubreyrbloom) January 25, 2014
Really tough loss for Aggie basketball. Someone hide the Thin Mints from @DerekAggie06.— rcb05 (@rcb05) January 25, 2014
Home loss as 6.5 point favorites to a team with 7 scholarship players. DRINK EVERYTHING!— Doug Keegan (@doug_keegan) January 25, 2014
Good Bull Game Ball
Kourtney Roberson had a nice game today with his third double-double of the season. He finished the game with 14 points, 10 rebounds, with 5 of those boards coming off the offensive glass. Kourtney does well when he's able to use his size to his advantage, which he hasn't been able to do the last few weeks. It's good to see him bounce back after a tough stretch, and I hope today goes a long way with his confidence.