Aggies head to New York
The Texas A & M Aggies will be in New York to play in the Legends Classic on Monday against the Cowboys of Oklahoma State at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
The Aggies have had little trouble in their first two outings, beating then 11th ranked West Virginia at the neutral site of Ramstein Air Base in Germany on the opening Friday of the season and following it up with a victory over the Gauchos of UC Santa Barbara in College Station. Likewise the Cowboys have eased to consecutive victories over Pepperdine, Charlotte and Oral Roberts.
The difference is in expectations and projections. Texas A & M is considered the third best team in the SEC behind Kentucky and Florida and should challenge for the Conference crown. Oklahoma State on the other hand is picked by most to struggle in the Big 12 and do battle with Iowa State for the cellar of the Conference.
One place below the 16th ranked Aggies in the latest Associated Press Top 25 are the Bulldogs of Gonzaga.
Last season's defeated finalists in the NCAA title game against North Carolina, Gonzaga is not expected to be as good this season. Winners of their first three games as well, the Bulldogs will take part in the Phil Knight Invitational when they face the Ohio State Buckeyes on Thanksgiving.
Florida or Stanford will be the opponent on Friday with the potential to play Portland State, Duke, Butler or Texas depending on how the results run out. In the other grouping for the event, Portland, North Carolina, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Connecticut, Oregon, Michigan State and DePaul are in action, in an impressive 16-team field.
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