No. 17 Texas A&M Aggies trounce LSU 71-38 in SEC Tournament
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tonny Trocha-Morales scored 13 points as No. 17 Texas A&M trounced LSU and freshman star Ben Simmons 71-38 on Saturday to reach the Aggies' first conference tournament championship game since 1994.
The Aggies (26-7) will play for the Southeastern Conference Tournament title on Sunday after sharing the regular-season crown with No. 16 Kentucky. They will face either the Wildcats or Georgia.
Texas A&M hadn't reached a conference tourney championship since losing to Texas 22 years ago in the Southwest Conference. Now, after its eighth straight victory, it is one win away from adding its first tournament title since 1987.
The Aggies announced a new five-year deal with coach Billy Kennedy before tipoff, and then they proved he deserved it by routing the last team to beat them back on Feb. 13.
Jalen Jones added 12 points and Admon Gilder had 10.
Simmons finished with 10 points and 12 rebounds for fourth-seeded LSU (19-14).