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Texas A&M's three point defense will be put to the test against hot-shooting DePaul

Jim Hu of SB Nation's Texas A&M site Good Bull Hunting recapped the Aggies 85-69 win over James Madison last night and offered a brief preview of what it will take to beat DePaul in the Sweet 16.

DePaul survived a record-setting track meet with Oklahoma on Saturday and then used a press and 3-point game to knock off the 2 seed (Duke). The lack of a point guard meant 21 turnovers against the DePaul press and may have dictated playing zone… not a great idea against an exceptional 3-point shooting team...DePaul was 14-33 from behind the arc...A&M will play man and has been one of the better 3-point defense teams all year. Another performance like Tuesday's in the paint would go a long way against DePaul.

To his point about the Aggies' three point defense, they had the fifth-lowest opponent three point percentage this season in the nation this season (26.1%), according to WBB State. And in many of their games, opponents didn't get to 10 attempts. That certainly makes for an interesting clash this coming weekend: DePaul has shot 25-for-56 over its past two games.

For more on the TAMU's win against JMU, check out the full recap at SB Nation's Good Bull Hunting. For more on the Lincoln region generally, check out our Lincoln region storystream.