Loss is perfect primer for Aggies

Falling to Purdue on Sunday will remind Texas A&M what it must avoid against UConn

Originally Published: December 5, 2011
By Mechelle Voepel | ESPN.com

Some might think the bloom is off the rose a bit for Tuesday's UConn-Texas A&M game because the Aggies suffered their first loss of the season Sunday 60-51 at Purdue. But that defeat just might have been what Texas A&M needed to be more prepared for what it'll face in Connecticut.

The Jimmy V Classic (ESPN2 and ESPN3, 7 p.m. ET) in Hartford, Conn., is a matchup that might have happened in Indianapolis last April in the national championship game. Instead, the Huskies ...

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