Sunday, February 4, 2007

Kansas vs.Texas A&M Post-Game Analysis

What a Saturday it was in College Men's Basketball. It was a day of upsets as four top 10 teams fell. With the more particular one coming in Lawrence, Kansas.

This was the biggest game of the year in the Big 12 so far and it didn't disappoint. The victory was A&M's first over Kansas since the Big 12 was created in 1996, and the first for any Big 12 South Division team in Allen Field house since the start of the league. It left the Aggie's all alone in first place just three years after stumbling 0-16 through the conference season.

Both teams were a little slow in the first half as defense dominated early on. No team could get off to a fast start but Kansas lead for much of the half. The Aggie's defense showed right away why they're one of the best in the country. They did have a few sputters at times and some costly fouls, but the defense held its own early on.

The second half was a little different as it look liked Kansas would hang on in the end. But the Aggie's showed some poise, especially coming from senior guard Acie Law. Law didn't back down to the Jayhawks and showed why he is one of the top PG's in the country. He hit some big shots late in the game and just took over. The most particular shot coming from the three pointer late in the game to go ahead 67-66, and the Aggie's' first lead since it was 26-24 in the first half.

A&M's experience played a part in the victory over Kansas's young guns. Law completely took over, but it didn't matter which other Aggie's players were out there, he was still going to make plays.

Law deserves to be in consideration with Kevin Durant for National player of the year, especially if he keeps the Aggie's in first place of the Big 12. Texas A&M is now off and running; with Acie Law leading the way, there's no way you can count the Aggie's out of the national title picture.


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Mini Me said...

Nice blog...I was really impressed with how A&M played on the road. I think this tournament will be really interesting because anyone can win this thing. There seem to be at least 10 quality teams that could win it, or lose in the second round of the NCAA tournament. This should be really interesting.

ming01 said...

Yes it will be very interesting. It isnt like last year where you have a heavily favored UConn or Duke team out there, we mite even see another Mid-Major make the final four. It will indeed be interesting, I cant wait.

twins15 said...

A&M was a preseason final 4 pick for me... I love Acie Law's game, especially in the last 5 minutes. A&M's toughness and defense leads me to believe that they've got the ability to make a Final 4 run.

field negro said...

Lose Sixers Lose, so that we can draft either Durant or the OSU big man!

Right on about that mid-major prediction mini me!