So good in fact, that I'm joining Just Call Me Juice and penciling A&M in as a final four squad. I'd give you my own reasons, but he pretty much nailed them all:
Clutch Star Player - Acie Law (21 points 15 assists vs Texas) is the kind of leader you need to win a championship. The way that he does the little things to win games reminds me of Joakim Noah last March.I don't know if he was placing thought in order of importance. If so, I'd place defense on top right next to coaching, and then sneak in talented, experience backcourt. We all know how important that is coming tourney time.
Coach - In my opinion, Billy Gillispie is the best coach in college basketball today. That's right, the best.
Other Scoring Options - Joseph Jones (13 ppg), Josh Carter (12 ppg) and Antanas Kavaliauskas (12 ppg) means that teams can't just key on Law.
Mentally Tough - Have played well against the big boys (Win at Kansas, 3 point loss at UCLA).
Defense - Outside of the Texas game, best half-court defense in the Big 12.
Upperclassmen Leadership - When so many teams play predominately freshmen and sophomores, I always love to a tournament team that is led by upperclassmen (Seniors Law, Pompey and Kavaliauskas and Junior Joesph Jones).
Durant was still a stud last night against this talented team, but while he's shifting his focus to the NBA in late March the Aggies will still be dancing. Are you buying?
Source: (Just Call Me Juice)