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Texas A&M survives Florida scare, advances to SEC semifinals

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It wasn't pretty, but it was effective. A&M looked sluggish early before putting together a solid second half and eliminating the Florida Gators from the SEC Tournament. Davis, Jones, and House hit double figures.

Seven in a row, y'all.

We let a few ugly habits creep up in the latter stages of the game, but we still did enough to close the door.

Now it's on to the semifinals against the winner of this afternoon's LSU/Tennessee matchup.

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Life on top is different

This was the first time we'd entered a conference tournament as the #1 seed in a looooooong time, and I think that apprehension showed a bit early. We were sluggish, tentative, and a bit unsure for long stretches in the first half.

The intensity and execution to start the second half was better, but this was not the wire-to-wire effort we have come to expect during the recent winning streak.

Davis continues to develop

Guys, Tyler Davis keeps growing before our very eyes. Wait he literally won't stop growing now he's like forty feet tall EVERYBODY PANIC THIS IS A DISASTER.

Jokes aside, Davis has averaged 15 points and seven boards over his last three games, and he continues to shoot at a ridiculously high clip. He's legitimately one of the best low post threats in the conference, and he's still just a freshman.

Florida coach Mike White after the game:

It’s hard to believe he’s a freshman. He’s enormous. He’s strong & physical & he likes contact.

Better late than never

Our play down the stretch was very timid at times, but we did eventually put a few good possessions together to close the door. Caruso picked off a pass for an easy layup, House hit a monster three, and we handled our business at the free throw line.

It was nice to see us put a pretty bow on an otherwise average afternoon to notch the win.

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BTHO LSU/TU