Texas A&M vs. Alabama: Full Game Preview

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Texas A&M vs. Alabama: Full Game Preview
Texas A&M
(12-4, 2-2 away)
Alabama
(10-6, 7-3 home)
Venue: Coleman Coliseum
6:00PM ET / 3:00PM PT, January 19, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Texas A&M E Turner 16.3 R Turner 6.6 A Caruso 3.3
Alabama T Releford 16.3 R Cooper 4.4 T Lacey 3.5

Alabama hosts Texas A&M at Coleman Coliseum on Saturday. Tip-off is at 6:00 EST and you can catch it on FSN. The Crimson Tide last played the Aggies on 12/13/2008 and lost 86-78.

Texas A&M and Alabama are tied for 3rd in the SEC.

In their last match-up, Levi Randolph finished with 18 points and 8 rebounds in the Crimson Tide 75-43 blowout of Mississippi State on January 16th. While contributing 4.0 rebounds per game, he also scores 8.7 points per game. The Aggies were defeated by Florida 68-47 on January 17th despite 12 points from Alex Caruso. He puts up a team-leading 3.3 assists per game, 2.1 steals per game, and 0.7 blocks per game.

Texas A&M StatSmack

  • The Alabama blocks leader (Devonta Pollard) has more blocks than the Texas A&M blocks leader (Kourtney Roberson).
  • Alabama players are more experienced than Texas A&M players (9,219 minutes played vs 7,835 minutes played).
  • Alabama has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 30 years (0.634 to 0.508).
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Alabama has a stronger schedule than Texas A&M this season (SOS Rank: #33 vs #113).
  • Diaper Dandies love us. Alabama has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Texas A&M (10 vs 2).
  • At least you keep showing up. Alabama has an average margin of victory of 12 over Texas A&M in 3 wins since 1991.
  • The Alabama basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Texas A&M (75% vs 64%).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Alabama currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (984 to 933) than Texas A&M, per the NCAA.
  • Trevor Lacey is ranked 5th in the SEC in three-pointers and 10th in the SEC in assists.
  • Alabama has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Texas A&M ($29,814 vs $32,175).
  • Trevor Releford is ranked 5th in the SEC in steals.
TAMU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Elston Turner 33 16 4 3 1 0 2
B- Ray Turner 23 11 7 0 0 0 2
C+ Alex Caruso 22 5 4 3 2 1 2
C+ K. Roberson 22 6 6 0 1 1 1
C+ Fabyon Harris 26 10 2 1 1 0 2
C+ J`Mychal Reese 29 8 3 3 1 0 2
C- Jordan Green 16 4 2 2 0 0 1
C- Andrew Young 14 4 3 0 0 0 1
D+ Jarod Jahns 11 2 2 0 0 0 0
D Blake McDonald 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Grant Jolly 1 1 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
Bama Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Trevor Releford 32 16 2 3 2 0 2
B Trevor Lacey 31 12 4 4 1 0 2
C+ Levi Randolph 31 9 4 2 1 0 1
C+ Rodney Cooper 27 12 4 1 1 0 2
C Devonta Pollard 23 6 3 1 1 1 1
C Andrew Steele 19 4 2 2 2 0 2
C Nick Jacobs 18 6 3 0 1 1 1
C Carl Engstrom 13 3 3 0 0 1 1
D+ Retin Obasohan 12 3 1 1 1 0 1
D+ Moussa Gueye 14 1 4 0 0 1 1
D+ Isiah Wilson 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
D Keon Blackledge 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Julian Goode 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D D. Slaughter 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
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