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Friday, March 12, 2010
Aggies hot, but fast pace could hurt

By Jeff Caplan

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Texas A&M is smoking from the field, hitting on 11-of-18 and 2-of-4 on 3-pointers, but Kansas is even hotter, nailing 10-of-15 shots and 4-of-7 from long range. The Jayhawks hold a one-point lead, 26-25, in a fast-paced game with 7:23 left in the first half.

That pace could prove detrimental to the Aggies, who figured to need to keep this game in the 50s to have a chance to win. Both clubs are already half way there. A&M doesn't play an up-tempo game and without point guard Dash Harris (wrist), they're shorthanded.

We'll see if A&M coach Mark Turgeon tries to slow this thing down and reduce the number of possessions.