Tennessee vs. Texas A&M: Full Game Preview
|Tennessee||J McRae 14.9||J Stokes 9.0||T Golden 4.1|
|Texas A&M||E Turner 17.3||K Roberson 6.8||A Caruso 3.4|
On Saturday, Texas A&M welcomes Tennessee at Reed Arena. The game gets underway at 4 p.m. EST and you can catch it on SEC Network or MSG. The Aggies have not played the Volunteers since the 2003-04 season, when they fell 108-84.
Texas A&M is in eigth place in the conference and just behind seventh place Tennessee with a chance to close in.
In a 65-56 triumph over Auburn on Feb. 20, Elston Turner put up 21 points for the Aggies. With 17.3 points per game, he leads the team in scoring average. For the Volunteers, Jordan McRae finished with 34 points and 6 rebounds in the 82-72 win over LSU on Feb. 19. His 14.9 points per game is the highest mark on the team. Tennessee ranks first in their conference in free throw rate at 44.6 percent, which also places them 13th in the country.
- Texas A&M has a much better Kiplinger In-State Ranking than Tennessee (No. 23 vs. No. 74).
- Elston Turner is ranked 3rd in the SEC in points and 3rd in the SEC in three-pointers.
- Alex Caruso is ranked 6th in the SEC in assists and 46th nationally in steals.
- Texas A&M has a much higher 4-year graduation rate than Tennessee according to Kiplinger (45 percent vs. 31 percent).
- The Texas A&M steals leader (Alex Caruso, 53 steals) has more steals than the Tennessee steals leader (Josh Richardson, 23 steals).
- Texas A&M has a much better Kiplinger Out-of-State Ranking than Tennessee (No. 35 vs. No. 93).
- College Station isn't as congested as Knoxville (population is significantly lower).
- Over the past 10 years, Texas A&M has had more players drafted by the NBA than Tennessee (five vs. one).
- Kourtney Roberson is ranked 7th in the SEC in rebounds.