Monday, February 17, 2014

Know Your Enemy- @ Texas A&M Aggies

I'm going to be honest... I feel like a Houston Astros fan right now... just playing out the string on this season.

Season stats

A&M has lost 2 games at home this year.. a perplexing blowout to North Texas and recently to Vanderbilt. They haven't beaten anyone at home of note outside of LSU, but do have a road win @ Tennessee.

Jamal Jones is their go to guy dropping 15.6 in conference (12.5 overall). He has taken 100 more shots than the next player on the team, but he's not been really good doing that as he is shooting 37% from the field (and 37.4% from 3). Jones could be a match up problem though... at 6'8" we will probably see Randolph and Cooper getting the assignment of stopping him.

Kourtney Roberson leads the team in boards and is 2nd on the team in scoring at 9.8/game. He is a 6'9" forward that could give us some trouble inside as he is shooting 60% overall.

Alex Caruso runs the point and takes care of the ball nicely. While he only scoring 8/game, he is another tall guard that could make Releford work on the defensive end. He also leads the Aggies in blocked shots which is not saying much as his average comes up to be... 1 per game.

Jordan Green is the other player to watch as he is a spark off the bench (was a starter, but been coming off the bench the last 3).

Numbers:
- scoring 60.5 giving up 65.3 in conference
- losers of 7 of their last 9
- 40% from the field and 33.5% from 3 in conference
- -6.4 rebound margin in conference

Game time is 2/20 at 7PM EST (6PM CST) on ESPN2.

NOTE- there will be no preview for our game vs Mizzou as I won't be available (or around) for this.

5 comments:

Msmilie said...

I've got tickets so I'll be driving down on Thursday for this game. A&M isn't a great team but they've been solid at home and we all know how Bama has been on the road. Hoping for the best.

DJC said...

I'm glad to hear we'll at least get a first hand account of this one. aTm is the only SEC arena I haven't made it to yet. College Station is a bitch to get to from here in the middle of the week, hoping for a Saturday game next time we play there.

crimsontider said...

48 points against one of the worst teams in the league. Team waves the white flag at the end of the game. Anthony Grant has really outdone himself this time.

crimsontider said...

Grant once again blames the players, says there lack of energy is "mind boggling." For someone who is such a class act, he sure does love to blame the players, and refuse responsibility after a loss.

Alex said...

Just hoping for a fresh start at this point.