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NCAA Tournament Review

Texas A&M was the last Southeastern Conference team left standing in the NCAA Tournament last week, and the Aggies fell to Oklahoma, 77-63, in the Sweet 16. Tyler Davis scored 17 points for the Aggies, while Jalen Jones chipped in 11 points. Texas A&M finished the season 28-9, which set the school record for wins in a single season. Billy Kennedy led the Aggies to only the fourth Sweet 16 appearance in school history.

All-SEC Postseason Awards

First Team: Tyler Ulis, So., guard, Kentucky; Stefan Moody, Sr., guard, Ole Miss; Jamal Murray, Fr., guard, Ken-tucky; Jalen Jones, Sr., for-ward, Texas A&M; Ben Simmons, Fr., forward, LSU

Second Team: Retin Obasohan, Sr., guard, Alabama; Kevin Punter, Sr., guard, Tennessee; Dorian Finney-Smith, Sr., forward, Florida; Michael Carrera, Sr., forward South Carolina; Damian Jones, Jr., Vanderbilt 

Third Team: Alex Caruso, Sr., Texas A&M; Wade Baldwin IV, So., Vanderbilt; J.J. Frazier, Jr., guard, Georgia; Danuel House, Sr., forward, Texas A&M; Yante Maten, So., forward, Georgia

All-Freshman Team: Antonio Blakeney, guard, LSU; Jamal Murray, guard, Kentucky; Ben Simmons, forward, LSU; D.J. Hogg, forward, Texas A&M; Tyler Davis, center, Texas A&M

All-Defensive Team: Tyler Ulis, guard; Alex Caruso, guard; Retin Ob-asohan, guard; Moses Kingsley, Jr., forward, Arkansas; Luke Kornet, Jr., forward, Vanderbilt

Coach of the Year

1. Billy Kennedy, Texas A&M. Led the Aggies to arguably the best season in school history. 

2. Frank Martin, South Carolina. Tied the school record for wins with 25.

3. John Calipari, Kentucky. It’s easy to take his success for granted, but Cal added another SEC Tournament championship to his resume. 

Player of the Year

Tyler Ulis, Kentucky

Freshman of the Year

Ben Simmons, LSU

Defensive Player of the Year

Tyler Ulis, Kentucky 

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