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

LSU travels to Reed Arena on Wednesday to take on Texas A&M. It gets started at 8 p.m. EST and you can catch it on SEC Network. The Tigers defeated the Aggies 58-54 on Jan. 23 and are 1-1 against them over the past four years.

Texas A&M is in 10th place in the conference and just behind eigth place LSU with a chance to catch up.

In spite of 22 points from Anthony Hickey, the Tigers came up short 89-76 against Missouri on Mar. 2. He leads the team in assists with 3.9 per game and steals with 3.2 per game. For the Aggies, Elston Turner finished with 28 points and five assists in the 74-56 blowout of South Carolina on Mar. 2. His 19.9 points per game is the highest mark on the team.

Texas A&M StatSmack

  • LSU has a better record in close games than Texas A&M this season (7-5 vs. 4-5).
  • The LSU steals leader (Anthony Hickey, 80 steals) has more steals than the Texas A&M steals leader (Alex Caruso, 58 steals).
  • Johnny O`Bryant III is ranked 6th in the SEC in rebounds.
  • LSU has a better record at home than Texas A&M this season (14-2 vs. 12-5).
  • Since 1998, LSU has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Texas A&M (nine vs. three).
  • Boom! LSU defeated Texas A&M by 4 points the last time they played (Jan 23, 2013).
  • LSU has a potent offense, scoring more points (71.6 per game vs. 64.2 per game) than Texas A&M this season.
  • Andre Stringer is ranked 8th in the SEC in three-pointers.
  • LSU has more Final Four appearances over the last 10 years than Texas A&M (one vs. zero).
  • LSU has been the favorite five out of the last six times.
  • LSU has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Texas A&M ($26,259 vs. $32,175).
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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