Auburn’s 28-Game Home Winning Streak Snapped With Loss to A&M
The Texas A&M Aggies walked into Neville Arena Wednesday night with a daunting task; beating the Auburn Tigers at home.
At the time, Auburn held a 28-game home winning streak. The last time Auburn lost at home was Feb 2021, when the Tigers lost to the Florida Gators in a 57-74 blowout.
Gonzaga previously held the title of the nation's longest home winning streak before a loss to Loyola Marymount on Jan 19, handing it to Auburn.
The Aggies controlled the game all night, outscoring the Tigers in both halves. The Tigers and the Aggies battled it out for the first 11 minutes of the game, but after a Wade Taylor IV layup with 8:54 left in the first half, the Aggies never looked back and never allowed the Tigers to reclaim the lead.
The Aggies were led by senior guard Tyrece Radford, who led the Aggies in both points (30) and rebounds (9), and sophomore Wade Taylor IV also dropped double-digit points.
This win was a big one for the Aggies, getting them back on track after losing their previous game against Kentucky.
The Aggies stand in third place in the SEC, only behind Alabama and Tennessee. Texas A&M still has some of its toughest competition ahead of them, as they still have to face Alabama, Tennessee, and Auburn once again.
Auburn will face an uphill battle from here on out, as they still have to face the top two teams in the league twice, while they are in a two-game hole.
This game played a big part in SEC standing implications, but possibly even more important, the Aggies got Barners to stop talking about their "best home-court advantage in college basketball."