Texas A&M Basketball: 3 Keys to victory over Providence in NCAA Tournament

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Texas A&M Basketball drew 10-seed Providence in their opening game of the 2018 NCAA Tournament. Here’s the formula to beat the Friars.

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Despite its late season struggle, it was announced Sunday evening that Texas A&M Basketball will play in the NCAA tournament. The Aggies will face off against the Providence Friars in the first round in Charlotte, North Carolina.

It’s certainly been a season of ups and downs for Texas A&M to say the least. The Aggies were eliminated in the first round of the SEC tournament with a buzzer beating loss at the hands of Alabama. While heartbreaking, many Aggies will tell you they expected such an ending after this roller coaster of a season.

Nevertheless, the Ags are a 7- seed, and are hoping to make some noise in the West Region. This starts with a matchup against Providence, a very good team that took Villanova to overtime in the Big East championship game. The Friars have also had quite the inconsistent season, with regular season wins over teams like Villanova and Xavier along with losses to DePaul and Butler.

For the Aggies to move on to the second round, here are three things that need to happen in Friday’s contest against Providence.