Danuel House led five players in double figures for No. 3 Texas A&M as the Aggies cruised past No. 14 seed Green Bay, 92-65.
The Phoenix made the Aggies work for it early, taking a six-point lead at one point in the first half, but A&M’s depth and size eventually wore down Green Bay.
And on a day where No. 2 Michigan State, No. 3 West Virginia and No. 4 Cal all lost — and just 24 hours after a pair of No. 5 and No. 6 seeds fell — it’s worth wondering whether or not the Aggies are flying under our radar at this point.
Maybe it’s because they’re a football school. Maybe it’s because no one ever really expects SEC schools not named Kentucky or Florida to do much of anything in the NCAA tournament. Maybe it’s because A&M doesn’t exactly have a reputation for being a winning basketball team. Whatever the case may be, this was not a team that you heard much about in the days after the bracket was released.
We did hear about how the West was wide open for Oregon and Oklahoma to meet up in the Elite 8. We did hear about how Baylor, Duke and Texas drew a team that could easily pick them off in the first round. But outside of the President, did anyone pick the Aggies to make it out of the West Region?
Might we all regret that?