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Aggies can eye Atlanta thanks to stifling defense

As efficient as Texas A&M's offense has been this season, it's the defense that could be the reason the Aggies end up in Atlanta, writes Mark Schlabach.

Originally Published: January 20, 2007
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- If Texas A&M coach Billy Gillispie had his wish, the Aggies would shoot the basketball better than any team in the country.

"I'd like to be the best field goal percentage team," Gillispie said. "I'd like to make 100 percent of our shots, so then we wouldn't have to spend so much time and energy worrying about playing defense. It does take its toll -- on me and them. I'm sure they'd tell you the same thing."

The No. 8 Aggies do shoot the ...

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