Texas A&M Basketball: 3 takeaways from loss to Alabama in SEC Tournament

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Robert Williams is a monster when engaged

The SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year showed why he was exactly that down the stretch of this basketball game. Williams was an absolutel monster inside and looked like no one else belonged on the court when they tried to take the ball in the paint. He finished with a ridiculous seven blocks.

The problem is, he wasn’t engaged like that for any of the rest of the game. He was lackadaisical getting down the court at times, took ill-advised jump shots and wasn’t altering shots like he did in the final minutes.

Williams was crucial in the Aggies’ comeback effort. They were down 62-52 with 9:08 to play before Williams and the rest of his teammates put the clamps on. It allowed them to make it a game late, but it wouldn’t have been such a large deficit if Williams had played like that the entire time he was on the court.

No one is confusing this Aggie team as a title contender, but they could absolutely make a deep run if Williams is roaming the paint like he did in that final nine minutes.