Texas A&M Basketball: 3 keys to victory over Michigan in Sweet 16

CHARLOTTE, NC - MARCH 18: Robert Williams
CHARLOTTE, NC - MARCH 18: Robert Williams /
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3. Robert Williams continues to make monster plays

There has been no shortage of highlight reel jams from the Aggies’ most talented superstar this March. Not once, but twice so far the big man had the chance to perfect his windmill duck in the middle of a live contest. He delivered a crushing slam against Providence and followed it up with another rim-shaking thump against North Carolina.

Robert Williams isn’t going to catch Michigan by surprise. They’ll be well aware of what the talented forward is capable of – it might just not matter.

If Texas A&M wants to keep dancing they’re going to have to continue to get big plays from their walking highlight machine. Those big plays slow the game down and give an offense that tends to be erratic a high-percentage shot. If Williams contributes offensively he’ll set up his teammates around him for big shooting games as well.

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In addition to the dunks, Williams swings a strong hand on the defensive glass. He impacts every shot, even when he isn’t able to get a hand on the basketball. Keeping him in the game and in the lane will severely hinder the Michigan offense.