Rushed Reactions: #3 Texas A&M 92, #14 Green Bay 65

Posted by Czech Smith on March 18th, 2016

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Three Key Takeaways.

Danuel House was a man amongst boys Friday evening. (USA TODAY Sports)

Danuel House was a man amongst boys Friday evening. (USA TODAY Sports)

  1. Texas A&M was dominant inside and has a deep bench. The Aggies recorded 46 points in the paint and dominated the boards throughout. A&M’s bench can play – they had 44 points, and with 10 minutes left in the game 10 different players had scored while the game was still not put away.
  2. This was not a game of experience going in. Texas A&M had one total player with tournament experience going in and Green Bay hasn’t been to the tournament in 20 years. The good news for A&M is they played like a seasoned team throughout. They’ll be able to rely on their newly acquired experience with confidence in their next contest.
  3. A&M did a great job of controlling tempo. The Phoenix started fast and furious and had some fortunate breaks go their way early in the game. They hung in for most of the first half, but A&M was able to slow them down quickly. Green Bay began to falter when forced to slow down and play A&M’s game. It led to a 37.5% performance from the field for Green Bay and showed A&M is strong defensively.

Star of the Game. Danuel House, Texas A&M. House was steady all game and showed he’s solid all-around. He finished with a game-high 20 points, going 8-of-12 from the field and 2-of-3 from behind the line.


  • When asked about what it would be like to play Texas Sunday and players not answering the question: “Well, I think somebody kind of prepped them before they came in here in that situation.” – Texas A&M head coach Billy Kennedy
  • “Like Coach said, they’re a big team and that’s where they wanted to get the ball. You look at the stats, they had 46 points in the paint. I mean, there is almost no way we can win with those numbers. But they’re a big team, and they knew that we were undersized, and that’s what they did. They just pounded the ball inside and we had a tough time guarding them.” – Green Bay guard Jordan Fouse

Sights & Sounds. Senior Kyle Dobbins got a rousing ovation when he entered the game in the second half and each time he touched the ball after that. His top of the key jumper with 25 seconds left had everyone in the building on their feet.

What’s Next? Texas A&M will advance to play the winner of #6 Texas and #11 Northern Iowa on Sunday.

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