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, Mississippi State plays host to Texas A&M at Humphrey Coliseum. Tip-off occurs at 9:00 EST and you can catch it on CSS or ESPN3.com. The Bulldogs defeated the Aggies 69-60 the last time they met (11/17/2011).

Texas A&M and Mississippi State share the 7th spot in the conference.

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

Texas A&M StatSmack

  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Mississippi State currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (965 to 933) than Texas A&M, per the NCAA.
  • Colin Borchert is ranked 9th in the SEC in blocks.
  • Gavin Ware is ranked 10th in the SEC in rebounds.
  • Craig Sword is ranked 5th in the SEC in steals.
  • The Mississippi State blocks leader (Colin Borchert) has more blocks than the Texas A&M blocks leader (Kourtney Roberson).
  • Mississippi State has a better overall winning percentage over the last 20 years (62.38% to 52.43%).
  • Kids want to come here. Since 1998 Mississippi State has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Texas A&M (8 vs 3).
  • Mississippi State beat Texas A&M by 9 points the last time they played (Nov 17, 2011).
  • The Mississippi State rebounding leader (Gavin Ware) has more rebounds than the Texas A&M rebounding leader (Kourtney Roberson).
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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