Texas A&M basketball could be making their last stand against Georgia

It may end up requiring some wins in the SEC tournament anyway, but Texas A&M basketball's goose is undoubtedly cooked if they lose this one.
Feb 24, 2024; Knoxville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Volunteers guard Santiago Vescovi (25) moves the
Feb 24, 2024; Knoxville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Volunteers guard Santiago Vescovi (25) moves the / Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Texas A&M basketball needs some magic anyway, but losing to Georgia would make any tourney discussion moot

I honestly keep expecting this Texas A&M basketball team to step up. As I've written about so many times, it was those three straight wins where I thought things were going to turn. In the five-game skid since, I've thought almost every game that they would finally make a stand.

Well, it certainly could be already way too late, but this is the time that this team needs to make a stand. With three games left—all Quad 2—they cannot afford another loss.

Their opponent, the Georgia Bulldogs, look like a team the Aggies should beat. Of course, that designation hasn't helped much against the likes of Arkansas and Vanderbilt.

The Bulldogs rank 98th in the NET at the moment (Arkansas is 125th, Vanderbilt is 214th). They have one Quad 2 win on their record—a game at NET 91 FSU—to go with seven losses. Wins against Wake Forest and South Carolina have aged well, both earning Quad 1 designations, but they have lost each of their other six.

An unblemished record in Quads 3 and 4, as the Bulldogs do indeed have, is pretty standard for a team of this caliber—though it's something the Aggies would really love to have at the moment. Thanks to the Aggies' wonky record, both teams enter with the same overall win-loss marks. Georgia is one game worse in the conference slate, however.

The leading scorer for the Bulldogs is guard Noah Thomasson. Right up there with him is fellow guard Jabri Abdur-Rahim. In fact, all five of the Bulldogs' leading scorers are guards—they don't get much from the forward or center positions.

As a team, the Bulldogs shoot 43.4% from the floor and 34.1% from three. In other words, they're no offensive juggernaut—they haven't scored 100 in any game this year—but with the luck of this year's Texas A&M basketball team, that means they'll probably shoot over 50% from downtown in this one.

In all seriousness, the Aggies need a win desperately here. A home game against a surprisingly spunky Mississippi State team awaits the Ags on Wednesday, and they need some momentum headed into it. If they lose, though, the result of that one may not end up even mattering.