Texas A&M Basketball: Postgame player grades vs North Carolina

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The below video was on the last side to highlight Williams’ ridiculous windmill dunk, but it all started thanks to the Tonny Trocha-Morelos monster block in transition. The senior earned an A grade for me for that play alone.

All kidding aside, TTM gave Kennedy some solid minutes and was great on defense.

FINAL STAT LINE: 2-for-6, seven points, three rebounds, two assists, one block

Savion Flagg has been key off the bench for Kennedy — especially on the defensive end — in the first two tournament games. Both Providence and North Carolina have excellent guard and wing play, so it was crucial for Flagg and Chandler to come in and give maximum effort on the defensive end. They both did that and then some.

FINAL STAT LINE: 1-for-2, three points, two rebounds, one steal

When Gilder or Starks needed a break, Kennedy stuck Jay Jay Chandler on Berry, who is second on the Tar Heels in scoring and the team’s emotional leader. He was never able to get in a rhythm which was thanks to Gilder and Chandler hounding him.

Chandler also stepped up to hit a big three that helped keep the game close in the early minutes.

FINAL STAT LINE: 1-for-2, three points, three rebounds, two assists, 0 turnovers.