|ESPN.com: College Basketball Nation||[Print without images]|
"I was fortunate enough to play for my stepfather, Kevin Trower, who is a legendary high school coach in New Orleans," Kennedy said. "He's 76 years old and still coaching. We were taught the old school Hank Iba style of defense. We pressure man-to-man. We will pick up full court and turn people, and really try to pressure them and speed them up if our personnel allows that. I think we have some personnel that will allow that. Offensively we want to score in the first seven seconds of the shot clock. We want to attack and really get in the paint. If we can't get in the paint we want to shoot quality threes from the wing or corners. Then we're going to be patient offensively if we don't score in the first seven seconds and we'll have a late clock.
Hopefully that gives you a good rundown on how we like to play," Kennedy said. "It's been consistent since I've been a head coach, and it comes back to being good defensively. If you're good defensively you have a chance night in and night out."
Billy Kennedy's Aggies may work in some 7-second possessions, but for the most part they'll play at a deliberate pace.