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

LSU welcomes Texas A&M to Pete Maravich Center on Wednesday. The game tips off at 8:00 EST and you can see it on SEC Network. The Tigers last played the Aggies on 12/20/2008 and lost 72-61.

Texas A&M is in 5th place in the conference and LSU is in 14th place.

In their last outing, despite 16 points and 14 rebounds from Johnny O`Bryant III, the Tigers fell to Georgia 67-58 on January 19th. He contributes 7.7 rebounds per game in addition to his 10.8 points per game. For the Aggies, Kourtney Roberson finished with 9 points and 8 rebounds in the 50-49 loss to Alabama on January 19th. With 6.5 rebounds per game and 0.7 blocks per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

There is a single key statistical area where LSU can exploit Texas A&M, scoring, where the Tigers have an edge over the Aggies, 73 points per game to 64 points per game.

Texas A&M StatSmack

  • LSU players are more experienced than Texas A&M players (9,270 minutes played vs 7,835 minutes played).
  • Charles Carmouche is ranked 5th in the SEC in steals.
  • LSU can actually jump, with more rebounds (41.5 per game vs 34.3 per game) than Texas A&M this season.
  • Andre Stringer is ranked 5th in the SEC in three-pointers.
  • People just expect us to beat you. LSU has been the favorite 4 out of the last 5 times.
  • The LSU rebounding leader (Shavon Coleman) has more rebounds than the Texas A&M rebounding leader (Ray Turner).
  • Shavon Coleman is ranked 8th in the SEC in rebounds and 8th in the SEC in blocks.
  • LSU has a much lower in-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Texas A&M ($15,474 vs $17,745).
  • Diaper Dandies love us. LSU has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Texas A&M (14 vs 2).
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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