Texas A&M Basketball: 3 takeaways from blowout loss to Michigan in Sweet 16

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A week after running North Carolina Tarheels out of the gym, Texas A&M basketball was crushed by the Michigan Wolverines in the Sweet 16.

Texas A&M basketball bested Providence before thumping 2-seed North Carolina in the Round of 32. That set the Aggies up with a trip to Los Angeles to face the Michigan Wolverines in the Sweet 16. It was the Aggies’ fifth trip to the Sweet 16 and it ended just like the prior four – with a loss.

Texas A&M has never made it to the Elite 8. That statement could have been proven false with a victory over Michigan in the 2018 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16, but the Aggies came out flat against the Wolverines and the aftereffects were cringe-worthy.

A barrage of three pointers from Michigan combined with another slow start from Texas A&M kept this contest from ever being close. Texas A&M trailed by 24 points at half. Michigan kept that deficit around the 20-point range for the duration of the game, hitting another long bomb any time when the Aggies felt like they might be starting to build momentum.

It was painful, but it’s over. Here are three things we learned about Texas A&M in the blowout loss to Michigan in the Sweet 16.