Texas A&M vs. Mississippi State: Full Game Preview

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Texas A&M vs. Mississippi State: Full Game Preview
Texas A&M
(12-7, 2-4 away)
Mississippi State
(7-11, 6-4 home)
Venue: Humphrey Coliseum
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, January 30, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Texas A&M E Turner 15.7 K Roberson 6.4 A Caruso 3.1
Mississippi State F Thomas 11.1 G Ware 6.9 T Bloodman 2.7

On Wednesday, Texas A&M visits Humphrey Coliseum to take on Mississippi State. Tip-off is at 9:00 EST and you can catch it on CSS or ESPN3.com. The Aggies last met the Bulldogs on 11/17/2011 and lost 69-60.

Texas A&M is tied with Mississippi State for the 7th spot in the conference.

The Aggies were defeated by Georgia 59-52 on January 26th despite 19 points from Elston Turner. He leads the team in scoring average, scoring 15.7 points per contest. For the Bulldogs, Fred Thomas finished with 19 points and 7 steals in the 82-47 loss to Florida on January 26th. His 11.1 points per game is the highest mark on the team.

Mississippi State StatSmack

  • It's only wins and losses, but Texas A&M has a better overall record than Mississippi State this season (9-3 vs 4-7).
  • Even computers respect Texas A&M more. We have a better RPI this season than Mississippi State (RPI: #74 vs #272).
  • Texas A&M is better at defending the three (31.5% allowed vs 34.9% allowed) than Mississippi State this season.
  • The Texas A&M assist leader (Alex Caruso) has more assists than the Mississippi State assist leader (Trivante Bloodman).
  • AP voters think more highly of Texas A&M and have put us in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Mississippi State (78 vs 69).
  • 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.
  • Texas A&M allows fewer rebounds (31.8 allowed per game vs 36.4 allowed per game) than Mississippi State this season.
  • We just win. Texas A&M has more wins over the last 5 years than Mississippi State (120 vs 112).
  • Texas A&M players are more experienced than Mississippi State players (7,835 minutes played vs 4,859 minutes played).
  • The Texas A&M three-point leader (Elston Turner) has more three-pointers than the Mississippi State three-point leader (Fred Thomas).
TAMU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Elston Turner 33 16 3 3 1 0 2
B Fabyon Harris 27 11 2 1 1 0 2
C+ Ray Turner 22 10 6 0 0 0 2
C+ K. Roberson 23 7 6 1 1 1 1
C+ Alex Caruso 23 5 4 3 2 1 2
C J`Mychal Reese 28 7 3 2 1 0 3
C- Andrew Young 13 3 3 0 0 0 1
D+ Jordan Green 15 3 2 2 0 0 1
D+ Jarod Jahns 13 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
MState Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Fred Thomas 29 11 3 1 2 1 2
C Gavin Ware 25 8 7 0 1 1 1
C- Colin Borchert 25 7 4 1 1 2 2
C- Roquez Johnson 26 10 5 0 1 1 3
C- Craig Sword 26 10 3 2 2 0 4
D+ Jalen Steele 25 9 3 1 1 0 2
D+ Wendell Lewis 21 8 5 1 0 0 2
D T. Bloodman 29 5 3 3 1 0 3
D T. Cunningham 22 3 3 1 1 0 1
F Baxter Price 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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