Texas A&M vs. LSU: Full Game Preview
|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).
|C||J. O`Bryant III||23||11||8||1||0||1||3|
|C-||A. Del Piero||15||5||3||0||0||1||1|