Texas A&M coach Mark Turgeon is still bothered by the lack of defensive effort his team showed on Saturday in an 86-69 victory over Colorado, where the Buffaloes shots 61.7 percent for the game and 77.3 percent in the second half. He said the second half is the worst half defensively for the Aggies this season.
It really bothered him on Saturday, to the point where he was unable to focus on some of the other aspects surrounding the game. He had recruited Colorado freshman Caleb Patterson when he was at Wichita State, but didn't notice that he played three minutes against the Aggies on Saturday, and didn't remember shaking his hand after the game, something that dawned on him that night while lying in bed.
Turgeon said he planned on making his team pay for their defensive effort in Monday's practice.
"I know our guys can guard," Turgeon said. "Teams are shooting 35 percent against us _ they know how to guard. They just decided they weren't going to guard the other night."
_ John Miller