We’ve seen a number of upsets in the first two rounds of
the 2018 NCAA Tournament. And if the Texas A&M
Aggies play like they did in the first half against North Carolina for the final 20 minutes, then we’ll have another
The Aggies ended the half on a 29-8 run and held the potent Tar Heels’ offense scoreless for a 6 minute stretch,
as Texas A&M took a 42-28 lead into halftime against the defending champs.
Texas A&M’s 2-3 zone defense has made life difficultly for North Carolina. On the offensive end, the Aggies front
court has given them a clear advantage as Tyler Davis and Robert Williams combined for 17 points and 14 rebounds in the first
half, continuing their strong play from the first round against Providence.
Many took to Twitter to praise Texas A&M’s efforts against a team many had pegged as a Final Four team.
We're hitting our shots, we're locked in, and we're relatively healthy.
The Aggies were 1 of 6 SEC to reach the second round of the tournament, but so far SEC teams are 1-3 in the second round
with only Kentucky advancing to the Sweet 16. But the Aggies have at least shown they are very game for whatever North Carolina
will throw at them.
If Texas A&M can beat the Tar Heels, the Aggies would advance to the Sweet 16 to take on Michigan on Thursday. When
the Aggies made the NCAA Tournament in 2016, Texas A&M also advanced to the Sweet 16. The
game can be seen on CBS.