COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Billy Kennedy has had a trying first season at Texas A&M.
The former Murray State coach missed a month early in the season after being diagnosed with the beginning stages of Parkinson's disease and has felt guilty about that absence since.
After his return, injuries and a lack of chemistry doomed his team to a ninth-place finish in the Big 12 after entering the season expected to contend with Kansas for the league title.
Now Kennedy and the Aggies must regroup for the Big 12 tournament, needing to win it all to extend their school-record streak of appearances in the NCAA tournament to seven straight.
The Aggies have dropped a season-worst five straight heading into Wednesday's game against Oklahoma, a team they lost to by three points to in the regular-season finale Saturday.
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