Texas A&M Basketball: 5 reasons Aggies can upset Michigan in Sweet 16

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3. Continue to hit outside shots

This one is about as obvious as it gets, but much of the Aggies’ struggles this season can be correlated to not shooting well from the three point line. As mentioned previously, they are 16-for-40 from downtown so far this tournament and it has really opened things up for the entire offense.

More specifically, Texas A&M needs junior forward DJ Hogg to get going. Including the win over North Carolina, the Aggies are 11-2 when Hogg hits at least three three-pointers.

Hogg came out of the gate on fire this season, averaging 14.6 points per game through their first 11 games. A suspension caused him to miss three games and he has only scored more than 15 points twice since then.

It seemed like he was poised to lead A&M in scoring this season, but his per game average fell down to 11.2 (third on the team) and he has turned mostly into a catch and shoot guy. Even if that is his role, A&M needs Hogg and the other sharp shooters to keep their momentum going in order to break down the fantastic Michigan defense.