3 reasons Texas A&M basketball topples top-seeded Houston Cougars in March Madness

Here's why Texas A&M basketball can pull off a major upset over the Houston Cougars and advance to the Sweet Sixteen in March Madness.

Dec 16, 2023; Houston, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies forward Solomon Washington (13) shoots the
Dec 16, 2023; Houston, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies forward Solomon Washington (13) shoots the / Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports
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How Texas A&M basketball beats Houston: The Aggies are a different offensive team

This is really something that has developed over the past seven games, but the Aggies have completely transformed their look offensively recently. It was only defensive lapses that gave away the game against Florida, but the Aggies, since the late-season winning streak began, have been unbelievably hot shooting the basketball.

Things were way different back when the Aggies played the Cougars beforehand. Granted, the Aggies haven't played a defense of this caliber since then, but they've shown more than enough offensive ineptitude in the interim for any observer to see that this is a whole new team.

If the Aggies can keep up a respectable percentage from beyond the arc, especially spacing out the shot makes between all three guards—or even getting a guy like Solomon Washington in on the action—then things will be tough on the Cougars. They'd like to crash on drivers, but if the Aggies are hot enough from outside, that could open things up in the middle of the floor.