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Picked to finish sixth in the Big 12 after losing Donald Sloan and Bryan Davis, the Aggies wound up tying Kansas State for third in the conference during a season with its share of ups and downs.

There was an early loss to Boston College before a 13-game win streak that put them at 16-1. Then they dropped four of the next five before a wild 73-70 overtime win at Colorado in which Holmes hit a long 3-pointer at the end of regulation. That shot, coach Mark Turgeon said, “changed our year.”