Florida vs. Texas A&M: Full Game Preview

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Florida vs. Texas A&M: Full Game Preview
Florida
(12-2, 3-2 away)
Texas A&M
(12-3, 10-1 home)
Venue: Reed Arena
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 17, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Florida K Boynton 13.8 W Yeguete 6.6 S Wilbekin 4.7
Texas A&M E Turner 17.1 R Turner 6.5 A Caruso 3.3

On Thursday, Texas A&M hosts No. 10 Florida at Reed Arena. It gets started at 7:00 EST and you can catch it on ESPN or ESPN2. The Aggies last met the Gators on 12/17/2011 and lost 84-64.

In their last game, Elston Turner put up 40 points and 6 rebounds in the Aggies 83-71 win over Kentucky on January 12th. He leads the team in scoring average, scoring 17.1 points per contest. For the Gators, Kenny Boynton finished with 20 points and 7 rebounds in the 74-52 blowout of LSU on January 12th. His 13.8 points per game is the highest mark on the team.

There is one important category where Florida has a statistical edge, scoring, where the Gators have the upper hand over the Aggies, 73 points per game to 66 points per game. From a tempo-free perspective, Florida is strong in the following categories: effective field goal percentage at 55.8 and defensive rebounding percentage at 73.5.

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  • The Texas A&M three-point leader (Elston Turner) has more three-pointers than the Florida three-point leader (Kenny Boynton).
  • The Texas A&M steals leader (Alex Caruso) has more steals than the Florida steals leader (Scottie Wilbekin).
  • The Texas A&M rebounding leader (Ray Turner) has more rebounds than the Florida rebounding leader (Patric Young).
  • Texas A&M is a better three-point shooting team (39.4% vs 35.6%) than Florida this season.
  • The Texas A&M basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Florida (64% vs 44%).
  • Texas A&M has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Florida ($32,175 vs $36,961).
  • The Texas A&M scoring leader (Elston Turner) has more points than the Florida scoring leader (Kenny Boynton).
  • Alex Caruso is ranked 8th in the SEC in assists and 4th in the SEC in steals.
  • Elston Turner is ranked 10th in the SEC in points and 3rd in the SEC in three-pointers.
UF Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Erik Murphy 25 12 5 2 1 1 1
B Kenny Boynton 32 14 4 3 1 0 1
B Patric Young 27 11 6 1 1 2 2
B S. Wilbekin 31 8 3 5 2 0 2
B- Mike Rosario 29 12 2 2 1 0 2
C+ Will Yeguete 24 7 7 1 1 0 2
C+ Casey Prather 16 7 3 1 1 0 1
C M. Frazier II 18 6 3 1 1 0 1
D+ Braxton Ogbueze 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ DeVon Walker 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Dillon Graham 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Jacob Kurtz 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
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
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