Alabama A&M vs. Mississippi State: Full Game Preview

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Alabama A&M vs. Mississippi State: Full Game Preview
Alabama A&M
(3-7, 0-6 away)
Mississippi State
(4-6, 4-1 home)
Venue: Humphrey Coliseum
4:00PM ET / 1:00PM PT, December 30, 2012
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Alabama A&M D Tabb 12.2 D Tabb 9.8 J Crutcher 5.1
Mississippi State R Johnson 12.8 G Ware 7.1 T Bloodman 2.7

The Bulldogs are locked and loaded on Sunday as Alabama A&M visits Mississippi State. Tip-off is at 4:00 EST. The Bulldogs come in at 4-6 overall. The Bulldogs maintain a record of 3-7. The Bulldogs are ranked No. 229 in the RPI and the Bulldogs are No. 326.

Alabama A&M StatSmack

  • Mississippi State has a significantly better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (0.610 to 0.350).
  • Winning is in our blood. Mississippi State had a better record in close games than Alabama A&M last season (8-4 vs 3-5).
  • Starkville isn't as congested as Huntsville (population is significantly lower).
  • Mississippi State is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Mississippi State is 214 lbs compared to 191 lbs for Alabama A&M.
  • The Mississippi State three-point leader (Fred Thomas) has more three-pointers than the Alabama A&M three-point leader (Tyler Davis).
  • We just win. Mississippi State has more wins over the last 5 years than Alabama A&M (112 vs 56).
  • You get an A for effort, but Mississippi State has emerged victorious against Alabama A&M the last 4 times they've played.
  • Mississippi State is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Mississippi State is 77.5 inches compared to 75.4 inches for Alabama A&M.
  • AP voters think more highly of Mississippi State and have put us in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Alabama A&M (69 vs 0).
  • The Mississippi State steals leader (Craig Sword) has more steals than the Alabama A&M steals leader (Demarquelle Tabb).
  • Mississippi State does a better job contesting shots (40.6% allowed vs 47.0% allowed) than Alabama A&M this season.
AAMU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C D. Tabb 30 12 10 1 2 2 2
C- Jeremy Crutcher 34 11 3 5 1 0 2
D Brandon Ellis 27 10 3 1 1 0 2
D Justan Banks 24 7 7 0 0 1 2
D Green Hill 23 7 2 2 1 0 2
D- Jose Long 17 2 3 1 1 0 1
F Tyler Davis 13 4 1 0 0 0 1
F Arther Capers 14 4 2 0 1 0 1
F Justin Colvin 10 4 1 0 0 0 1
F Justin Wagner 6 1 0 1 0 0 0
F Nicholas West 6 1 1 0 0 0 1
F David Basil 2 1 0 0 0 0 1
F Baryn Houston 7 2 1 0 0 0 0
MState Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Fred Thomas 32 11 4 1 2 1 2
C Roquez Johnson 27 13 6 0 1 1 3
C Gavin Ware 24 9 7 0 1 1 2
C- Jalen Steele 21 9 4 1 1 0 1
C- Colin Borchert 24 6 4 1 1 1 2
D+ T. Bloodman 31 6 4 3 1 0 3
D+ Wendell Lewis 21 8 5 1 0 0 2
D+ Craig Sword 26 8 3 2 2 0 4
D T. Cunningham 23 3 3 2 0 0 1
F Baxter Price 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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