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

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Lack of ball handlers could be a problem in NCAA tournament

This has been an issue for the Aggies all season long. Aside from T.J. Starks, none of the Texas A&M back court players are great ball handlers or passers. They finished the Alabama loss with 17 total turnovers.

Duane Wilson’s injury is a killer one for both his leadership and ability to control the offense. Starks is getting there but he still makes freshman mistakes, like committing an offensive foul right after a missed Alabama shot when the score was 63-62. It was their first chance to take the lead late and he buckled.

This problem reared its ugly head late when, after the Starks offensive foul had already happened, the Aggies turned the ball over on four straight possessions. The frustration level when watching this team can boil over like no other in my memory. They are absolutely capable of making a deep run if they get out of their own way.

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