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

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If you’ve read anything of mine lately, you would know I’ve been very critical of head coach Billy Kennedy. You won’t find any of that negativity here after this game. The game plan against the Tar Heels was absolutely perfect on the offensive end. The Aggies had a size advantage and they exploited it for the entirety of the game.

They worked the ball inside to Davis and he was able to make UNC’s front line look foolish on many occasions. Scoring on the block is a lost art in basketball today, but it was very useful for the Aggies to open the offense and build their lead.

Just looking at the box score, it would be easy to say the Aggies dominated on defense. They did mix up their looks which seemed to confuse the Tar Heels in some spots, but ultimately the deficit was created thanks in large part to UNC missing open shots.

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Having said that, Williams and the crew did a fantastic job limiting North Carolina on the offensive glass. Williams looked especially active on that end and it seemed clear it was a point of emphasis from the coaches.

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