LSU vs. Texas A&M: Full Game Preview

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LSU vs. Texas A&M: Full Game Preview
LSU
(17-10, 3-8 away)
Texas A&M
(17-12, 13-5 home)
Venue: Reed Arena
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, March 06, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
LSU J O`Bryant III 13.8 J O`Bryant III 8.6 A Hickey 3.9
Texas A&M E Turner 18.0 K Roberson 6.8 A Caruso 3.5

On Wednesday, Texas A&M welcomes LSU at Reed Arena. It gets started at 8 p.m. EST and you can see it on SEC Network. The Aggies fell to the Tigers 58-54 on Jan. 23 and are 1-1 against them over the last four years.

Texas A&M is in 10th place in the SEC and just behind eigth-place LSU with a chance to close in.

In a 74-56 beatdown of South Carolina on Mar. 2, Elston Turner put up 28 points and five assists for the Aggies. His 19.9 points per game is the highest mark on the team. For the Tigers, Charles Carmouche finished with 21 points and five assists in the 89-76 loss to Missouri on Mar. 2. He contributes 4.0 rebounds per game in addition to his 10.5 points per game.

LSU StatSmack

  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Texas A&M currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (933 to 911) than LSU, per the NCAA.
  • Elston Turner is ranked 3rd in the SEC in points and 3rd in the SEC in three-pointers.
  • Texas A&M has a much better Kiplinger Out-of-State Ranking than LSU (No. 35 vs. No. 79).
  • AP voters think more highly of Texas A&M and ranked them in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than LSU (78 vs. 37).
  • Texas A&M is a better free-throw-shooting team (70.2 percent vs. 63.5 percent) than LSU this season.
  • The Texas A&M assist leader (Alex Caruso, 100 assists) has more assists than the LSU assist leader (Anthony Hickey, 97 assists).
  • The Texas A&M scoring leader (Elston Turner, 493 points) has more points than the LSU scoring leader (Johnny O`Bryant III, 327 points).
  • Texas A&M has a better scoring defense (61.7 allowed per game vs. 68.0 allowed per game) than LSU this season.
  • Texas A&M has a much better Kiplinger In-State Ranking than LSU (No. 23 vs. No. 76).
  • Texas A&M has a stronger schedule than LSU this season (SOS Rank: No. 48 vs. No. 129).
  • Texas A&M has more wins over the last 5 years than LSU (127 vs. 97).
LSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Anthony Hickey 33 12 3 4 3 0 2
B J. O`Bryant III 29 14 9 2 0 1 3
B- C. Carmouche 26 11 4 4 2 0 2
B- Shavon Coleman 28 11 6 1 1 1 2
C Andre Stringer 31 10 2 2 1 0 2
C Malik Morgan 19 6 3 1 1 0 1
C- A. Del Piero 13 4 3 0 0 1 1
D+ Eddie Ludwig 12 3 3 1 0 0 2
D Shane Hammink 11 2 2 1 0 0 1
D Corban Collins 10 3 1 1 0 0 1
D Jalen Courtney 9 2 2 0 0 0 1
TAMU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Elston Turner 0 18 3 2 1 0 2
B- Fabyon Harris 30 12 2 1 1 0 2
C+ Ray Turner 24 9 6 0 0 1 2
C+ K. Roberson 24 7 7 1 1 1 1
C Alex Caruso 24 5 3 3 2 1 2
C J`Mychal Reese 28 7 3 2 1 0 2
D+ Andrew Young 13 3 3 0 0 0 1
D+ Jarod Jahns 14 2 2 0 0 0 0
D+ Jordan Green 12 2 1 1 0 0 1
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
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