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

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They can beat anyone if they shoot this well

Obviously when a team is on fire from the three point line, they are going to be successful in the NCAA tournament. But this Aggie squad had several losses this season where their outside shot completely disappeared and they were actually competitive in those losses.

That’s in large part due to the fact that they play sound defense on most nights. They rank 26th in defensive efficiency on the Pomeroy rankings as of Monday, March 19.

The Aggies also can almost always score the ball with their two bigs down low. Their offense is dependent on the inside-outside game, but the outside game has been hit or miss all season. So far this tournament they’ve shot 16-for-40 from behind the arc, good for 40 percent and up from their season average of 33 percent.

They definitely don’t need to shoot above 40 percent every game to win, but if they continue to shoot above their season average there is no limit to how far the Aggies can go.