Texas A&M Basketball: Postgame player grades vs Providence

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Texas A&M basketball met Providence in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament. How did the Aggies grade out against the Friars?

Texas A&M and Providence met for the first time ever on the basketball court with plenty on the line. The Aggies missed the postseason entirely a year ago and head coach Billy Kennedy was under a tremendous amount of pressure. The Friars had made five straight NCAA Tournaments but had yet to make it out of the first round.

The Aggies and Friars toughed it out in Charlotte, NC on Friday for the right to play the winner between the North Carolina and Lipscomb game in the Round of 32. When the clock hit zero it was the Texas A&M that had the upper hand.

Both teams started slow before heating up in the second half. Texas A&M’s physicality was the difference maker. The Aggies were able to survive hot and cold offensive play from solid defense, championed by Tyler Davis on the inside. It wasn’t a perfect game, but there were moments where this looked like a team that could stick around for a while longer in March.

How did the Aggies grade out in the win over Providence?