1. Halfway decent three-point shooting
Injuries and suspensions plagued this team through the first month of conference play. That was particularly true of the Aggies’ guard play, led by DJ Hogg and Admon Gilder. Those two didn’t spent much time on the court together in January and when they did share the hardwood something was off.
The duo of Hogg and Gilder shot 1-for-7 from three against Kansas and 1-for-10 from three against LSU. After connecting on two three-point shots collectively in a week’s span the pair shot 6-13 on Tuesday against Arkansas.
Texas A&M is not going to shoot the lights out from beyond the arc. But they don’t have to. Tyler Davis and Robert Williams may be the most physically imposing interior defenders in the country. They’ve absolutely manhandled the rest of the conference and don’t have trouble scoring inside.
The Aggies just need enough of a threat from deep to keep the defense honest. They got that against Arkansas and the results were impressive.