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 Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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2. Stop shooting bad three-pointers

This offense is successful when the three-point shot is a complementary tool, not the core offensive philosophy. DJ Hogg, Admon Gilder and TJ Starks each have proven themselves to be effective distance shooters. They had a decent night against Kentucky, but there are still some tweaks that need to be made to their shot selection.

Texas A&M shot 23 three-point attempts against Kentucky. They made nine of them. The Aggies’ woes from distance have been amplified by the number of bad decisions from their shooters. Tyler Davis and Robert Williams should combine to shoot 0-0 from three every single game. There’s no reason either of the Aggies’ big men should be taking shots that far away from the basket. Yet it’s February, and they’re still taking those shots.

In addition to making sure the right players are taking the shots the Aggies need to dial back the number of three pointers in general. Davis and Williams in the paint are options 1A and 1B for this offense. If they can draw the defense in and kick it out to open shooters then the three ball could and should be a facet of the offense, but only in moderation.