Texas A&M Basketball: Aggies blast Kentucky for fourth-straight SEC win

NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 13: Tyler Davis
NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 13: Tyler Davis /
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(Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
(Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) /

1. The last two minutes still matter

Texas A&M has played some of their worst basketball this season in the final two minutes of the first half. Whether this team is tired or they’re just not sure what to do, the impact has been significant.

The Aggies were able to control most of the first half against the Wildcats on Saturday but an 8-0 Kentucky run saw their lead evaporate in minutes. Instead of a small lead entering the break the Aggies trailed by four.

That’s not something the good basketball teams do. Good basketball teams play a full 40 minutes. If the Aggies want to be playing meaningful basketball late into March they’re going to have to find a way to dig a little bit deeper and finish both halves.

The lack of discipline at the end of the first half has become a disturbing trend and there isn’t much more time to get it fixed. The Aggies have six regular season games remaining. This should be the stretch of the season where they’re ironing out minor tweaks, not correcting elementary mistakes.