I hope DJC and MSmilie get there early enough to receive a 12th MAN TOWEL and a chance to shoot for $5000 at halftime. While this isn't as good as Star Wars night, it's a good promotion.
Anyways... to the game at hand.
How things have changed since the 1st meeting on January 6th. The Aggies have gone 11-5 since while we have an impressive 6-10 record. A&M has lost 2 of their last 3, but are pretty much a lock for the NCAAT while we... um, are fighting for our NIT lives.
Home losses this year have been to Kentucky in OT and UGA... we got something in common with them.
Daniel House, Jalen Jones, and Alex Caruso lead the way in scoring with Kourtney Roberson and Jones being the top 2 rebounders. Caruso handles the ball well with a 2:1 Assist to turnover ratio.
Roberson shoots 63% from the field while Caruso and House shoot 39 and 40% from beyond the arc.
- 67.7 PPG
- +4.6 rebound margin
- 65% FT
Again, this is another team that knows how to win the close games (10-6 decided by less than 10). At full strength I think we have a real shot... short-handed, I don't.
Upside is for 2 straight years Alabama basketball has set records. Last season was the worst in 40+ years and this year is the worst SEC home record in 46 years. Trend. Setting.
Game is on FSN... then off to the Wednesday SEC 1st round game vs someone similarly bad.