Texas A&M vs. Kentucky: Full Game Preview

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Texas A&M vs. Kentucky: Full Game Preview
Texas A&M
(11-3, 1-2 away)
Kentucky
(10-4, 9-1 home)
Venue: Rupp Arena
4:00PM ET / 1:00PM PT, January 12, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Texas A&M E Turner 17.1 R Turner 6.5 A Caruso 3.3
Kentucky A Goodwin 15.7 N Noel 9.3 A Goodwin 3.6

Kentucky has a statistical advantage in two significant areas. The Wildcats have the upper hand over the Aggies in blocked shots, seven per game to three per game. In addition, Kentucky has an advantage in scoring, 77 points per game to 66 points per game.

Texas A&M StatSmack

  • We just win. Kentucky has more wins over the last 5 years than Texas A&M (150 vs 120).
  • Be afraid. Kentucky has blown out more teams than Texas A&M this season (6 blowouts vs 1).
  • Kentucky is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Kentucky is 212 lbs compared to 202 lbs for Texas A&M.
  • Kentucky takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Texas A&M (9 vs 6).
  • Even computers respect Kentucky more. We have a better RPI this season than Texas A&M (RPI: #51 vs #71).
  • Diaper Dandies love us. Kentucky has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Texas A&M (38 vs 2).
  • Willie Cauley-Stein is ranked 3rd in the SEC in blocks.
  • We have a history of cultivating talent. Over the past 10 years, Kentucky has had more players drafted by the NBA than Texas A&M (19 vs 5).
  • Kids want to come here. Since 1998 Kentucky has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Texas A&M (32 vs 3).
  • We win when it counts, too. Kentucky has more NCAA Tournament wins over the last 10 years than Texas A&M (22 vs 6).
  • The Kentucky assist leader (Archie Goodwin) has more assists than the Texas A&M assist leader (Alex Caruso).
TAMU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Elston Turner 35 18 4 3 1 0 2
B- Ray Turner 23 11 6 0 0 0 1
C+ Fabyon Harris 26 11 2 1 1 0 2
C+ K. Roberson 22 7 6 0 1 1 1
C+ Alex Caruso 22 5 4 3 2 1 2
C+ J`Mychal Reese 28 7 3 3 1 0 2
C- Jordan Green 16 4 2 2 0 0 1
C- Andrew Young 14 3 4 0 0 0 1
D+ Jarod Jahns 11 2 2 0 0 0 0
D Grant Jolly 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Blake McDonald 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Keith Davis 6 0 1 0 0 0 1
D- Kyle Dobbins 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
F D. Alexander 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
UK Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Nerlens Noel 31 11 9 2 3 4 2
B+ Archie Goodwin 32 16 5 4 1 1 3
B Alex Poythress 26 13 6 1 0 1 3
B- W. Cauley-Stein 21 8 6 1 1 2 1
C+ Kyle Wiltjer 23 11 4 2 0 0 1
C+ Julius Mays 31 9 3 3 1 0 1
C+ Ryan Harrow 26 10 2 3 1 0 1
D+ Jarrod Polson 12 2 1 1 0 0 0
D+ Brian Long 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Jon Hood 5 2 1 0 1 0 0
D Twany Beckham 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Tod Lanter 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Sam Malone 2 0 1 0 0 0 1
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