VegasInsider.com
VI Mobile Scores and Betting OddsVI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds Be Social
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Horses
Soccer
More
Betting Tools

 
Texas A&M fires Kennedy after rough year

HOUSTON (AP) Texas A&M fired basketball coach Billy Kennedy on Friday.

Advertisement

The school announced the move a day after the Aggies finished the season 14-18.

Kennedy was 151-116 in eight seasons at the school after coaching Murray State for five seasons.

''Billy's tenure included some great memories and remarkable achievements,'' athletic director Scott Woodward said. ''He represented our program and Texas A&M University with distinction. Without question, Billy Kennedy is a first-class person.''

Kennedy released a statement thanking the school for the opportunity to coach there and saying that: ''the memories we have made are only possible because of the players, coaches, staff and administration.''

Texas A&M finished 11th in the Southeastern Conference with a 6-12 record and beat Vanderbilt in the opening round of the conference tournament before being eliminated by Mississippi State on Thursday.

The Aggies reached the NCAA Tournament in just two seasons under Kennedy, reaching the Sweet 16 in 2016 and last season. His best regular season came in 2015-16 when the Aggies went 28-9, one of three seasons where he won more than 20 games at Texas A&M.

Texas A&M's record this season was its worst since the team also went 14-18 in Kennedy's first season in 2011-12. That was a difficult season for Kennedy, who missed a month early that year after being diagnosed with the beginning stages of Parkinson's disease.

The Aggies won 18 games in each of the next two seasons before going 21-12 in 2014-15 and earning an invitation to the NIT before their first NCAA appearance under Kennedy in 2015-16. Last season, Texas A&M beat Providence and North Carolina in the NCAA Tournament before falling to Michigan in the regional semifinal.

Kennedy began his coaching career at Centenary, where he spent two seasons before taking over at Southeastern Louisiana in 1999. He spent six seasons there, and reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time in his last season in 2005. The most successful regular season of his coaching career came when he led Murray State to a 31-5 record in 2009-10. That team upset Vanderbilt in the first round of the NCAA Tournament before losing to Butler.

---

More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25

Copyright 2019 by STATS LLC and Associated Press.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written
consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.

  
HEADLINES
· Edwards: Tuesday's First Four Tips
· BetOnline.ag: Tuesday's NIT Best Bets
· BetDSI: South Dakota St. at Texas
· Bookmaker: Arizona State vs. St. John's
· Nelson: Location Winners and Losers
· BetOnline.ag: Tourney Futures - Best Bets
· News: 2019 NIT, CBI, CIT Results
· NJIT beats Quinnipiac in CIT opener
· ACC sits 1-2-3 atop final AP Top 25
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
NCAA BK College Basketball Handicapper Sports Picks Records
NCAA BK Hot Streaks
5-1 L6, 24-7 Run, 63% +2,991 TY
5-0 Picks, 6-1 G-Plays, +2,913 TY
4-1 Sat., 17-7 Run, 12-3 G-Plays
10-2 L12 Guarantees, +2,152 TY
3-0 G-Plays, 14-8 Picks, +2,064 TY
9-3 Picks, 11-5 G-Plays, 19-8 Totals
8-4 L12 Picks, 9-4 L13 G-Plays
+4,251 Net Profits L14 Days
3-0 Sat., 6-3 G-Plays, +1,385 TY
20-7 L27 Guaranteed Plays
3-0 L3, 18-8 G-Plays, 5-2 Picks
19-7 Last 26 Over/Unders
7-3 Picks, 14-4 Totals, +1,844 GPlay
3-0 L3 Days, 5-1 L6 G-Plays
+1,280 Overall This Year
7-2 L9 Totals, 3-1 L4 G-Plays
5-2 Record Last 4 Days
NCAA BK College Basketball Expert Sports Picks - NIT First Round - Dayton Flyers at Colorado Buffaloes
2018 CBK SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Stephen Nover + 2991
Kyle Hunter + 2913
Scott Rickenbach + 2152
Last 7 Day Leaders
Handicapper Money
Bruce Marshall + 1088
Micah Roberts + 720
Kyle Hunter + 580
Percentage Leaders
Handicapper Pct
Stephen Nover 63 %
Kyle Hunter 59 %
Scott Rickenbach 58 %
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Kyle Hunter + 3189
Scott Rickenbach + 1900
The Gold Sheet + 1844
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
Kyle Hunter + 2117
NeiltheGreek + 1631
Bill Marzano + 1077
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
The Gold Sheet + 1654
Joe Williams + 1238
Brian Bitler + 1044
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, SAVE 10% off a Live Odds Pro subscription, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership