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A&M topples defending champion Kentucky

Men's basketball hands Wildkats first home loss of Calipari era, 83-71

Published: Saturday, January 12, 2013

Updated: Saturday, January 12, 2013 20:01

Texas A&M, competing in its first conference road matchup of the season, downed the defending national champion Kentucky Wildcats to the tune of 83-71 Saturday afternoon at Rupp Arena.

Senior guard Elston Turner scored a career-high 40 points during the marquee victory, helping A&M improve to an unprecedented 12-3 record and a perfect 2-0 in SEC league play. The Aggies edged former Southwest Conference rival Arkansas at home 69-51 this past Wednesday.

For Kentucky head coach John Calipari, Texas A&M’s 12-point win marks his only conference home loss since his tenure began in 2009. With the victory, Aggie head coach Billy Kennedy shows signs of reviving a downed A&M program following a disappointing 14-18 (4-14) finish last year.

 

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