Texas A&M vs. LSU: Full Game Preview

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Texas A&M vs. LSU: Full Game Preview
Texas A&M
(12-5, 2-3 away)
LSU
(9-6, 8-2 home)
Venue: Pete Maravich Center
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, January 23, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Texas A&M E Turner 16.1 K Roberson 6.5 A Caruso 3.2
LSU S Coleman 12.1 S Coleman 8.0 C Carmouche 3.9

Texas A&M visits Pete Maravich Center on Wednesday to take on LSU. It takes place at 8:00 EST and you can catch it on SEC Network. The Aggies last played the Tigers on 12/20/2008 and won 72-61.

LSU maintains 14th place in the SEC while Texas A&M sits at 6th place.

In spite of 13 points from Elston Turner, the Aggies came up short 50-49 against Alabama on January 19th. With 16.1 points per game, he leads the team in scoring average. The Tigers were defeated by Georgia 67-58 on January 19th despite 16 points and 14 rebounds from Johnny O`Bryant III. He is averaging 10.8 points and 7.7 rebounds per game.

LSU has a statistical edge over Texas A&M in one specific area, scoring, where the Tigers have the upper hand over the Aggies, 73 points per game to 64 points per game.

LSU StatSmack

  • 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.
  • The Texas A&M basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than LSU (64% vs 50%).
  • Texas A&M has a much better Kiplinger In-State Ranking than LSU (#23 vs #76).
  • Texas A&M has a much better Kiplinger Out-of-State Ranking than LSU (#35 vs #79).
  • The Texas A&M scoring leader (Elston Turner) has more points than the LSU scoring leader (Shavon Coleman).
  • Texas A&M has a much higher 4-year graduation rate than LSU according to Kiplinger (45% vs 28%).
  • The Texas A&M assist leader (Alex Caruso) has more assists than the LSU assist leader (Charles Carmouche).
  • Texas A&M waxed LSU by 11 points the last time they played (Dec 20, 2008).
  • At least you keep showing up. Texas A&M has an average margin of victory of 11 over LSU in 4 wins since 1980.
  • Texas A&M has a better scoring defense (59.3 allowed per game vs 68.1 allowed per game) than LSU this season.
TAMU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Elston Turner 33 16 4 3 1 0 2
B- Ray Turner 23 11 6 0 0 0 2
C+ K. Roberson 22 7 6 0 0 1 1
C+ Alex Caruso 22 5 4 3 2 1 2
C+ Fabyon Harris 27 10 2 1 1 0 2
C+ J`Mychal Reese 29 8 3 2 1 0 2
C- Jordan Green 15 4 2 2 0 0 1
C- Andrew Young 13 3 3 0 0 0 1
D+ Jarod Jahns 12 2 2 0 0 0 1
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
LSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Anthony Hickey 29 12 4 4 4 0 2
B Shavon Coleman 29 12 8 1 2 1 2
C+ C. Carmouche 24 10 4 4 2 0 2
C J. O`Bryant III 23 11 8 1 0 1 3
C Andre Stringer 29 11 2 2 1 0 2
C Malik Morgan 18 5 3 1 2 1 1
C- A. Del Piero 15 5 3 0 0 1 1
D+ Eddie Ludwig 12 3 3 1 0 0 2
D+ Shane Hammink 14 3 2 1 0 0 1
D+ Corban Collins 13 4 2 1 0 0 2
D Jalen Courtney 11 2 3 0 0 0 1
D- Joshua Badeaux 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Mychal Williams 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Dave Jackson 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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