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