Texas A&M Basketball: 5 things we’ve learned about the Aggies in March Madness

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Their experience has helped in both games

When the goin’ gets tough, the tough get goin’. That can also be said about teams who have previous tournament experience and the Aggies have needed theirs in both of their wins so far.

When the Aggies were struggling to find their rhythm offensively in the first six and a half minutes against the Friars, they easily could have packed it in. However, they stayed engaged on the defensive end and limited the damage to just a 6-0 deficit in that span. Admon Gilder was able to guide the Aggies out of that slump and right back in the game. They would go on to take the lead by halftime.

When Texas A&M were running up and down the court with North Carolina, a pace that would have definitely favored the Tar Heels had it kept going that way, they leaned on their junior leading scorer Tyler Davis to slow the game down and get points on the block. They climbed out of a 20-13 first half hole to take a 42-28 lead by halftime.

Their three junior starters (DJ Hogg, Davis, Gilder) and senior reserve (Tonny Trocha-Morelos) have leaned on their previous experience to keep things together after getting off to rough starts.