SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Texas A&M at Kentucky

Kentucky-Texas A&M game preview

The Texas A&M Aggies face off with the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday in Lexington in a much anticipated SEC basketball matchup. Look inside for a preview of the game, including key players, a statistical comparison, team schedules, injury reports, game TV information and a final score prediction.

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Venue

Kentucky

Arena Name: Rupp Arena

Capacity: 23,000

Year Opened: 1976

Rupp Arena

Game Date/Time

Saturday, January 21, 2023, 2:00 PM ET

Team Statistical Comparison

Scoring Offense
Scoring Defense
Scoring Margin
Winning %
Field Goal %
Free Throw %
Three Point %
FT Made P/G
Three Pointers P/G
FT Attempts P/G
3-Point Attempts P/G
FG % Defense
3-Point % Defense
Fouls Per Game
Rebound Margin
Rebounds (Off.) P/G
Rebounds (Def) P/G
Rebounds Per Game
Assist/Turnover Ratio
TOs Forced P/G
Effective FG pct
Texas A&M
75.1
67.2
7.9
68.8
44.9
73.2
31.9
19.3
6.4
26.4
20.0
40.6
35.3
19.4
5.0
11.94
24.31
36.25
1.05
15.5
0.507
Kentucky
71.0
64.2
6.8
75.00
42.7
73.8
34.3
15.7
7.1
21.2
20.6
40.8
28.4
14.8
6.1
12.12
26.94
39.06
0.85
12.44
0.489

Players and Stats

Texas A&M

Player # Class Pos Height Weight Summary
Wade Taylor 4 SO G 6-0 186 15.2 Pts, 2.7 Reb, 3.7 Ast
Tyrece Radford 23 SR G 6-2 200 12.2 Pts, 5.3 Reb, 2.1 Ast
Julius Marble 34 JR F 6-8 225 9.9 Pts, 4.2 Reb, 0.4 Ast
Henry Coleman 15 JR F 6-7 229 9.8 Pts, 5.8 Reb, 1.2 Ast
Dexter Dennis 0 SR G 6-5 210 8.4 Pts, 5.7 Reb, 1.2 Ast
Manny Obaseki 35 SO G 6-4 189 6.9 Pts, 1.7 Reb, 1.3 Ast
Hayden Hefner 2 JR G 6-6 182 5.3 Pts, 0.7 Reb, 0.7 Ast
Solomon Washington 13 FR F 6-7 225 3.4 Pts, 3.2 Reb, 0.5 Ast
Andersson Garcia 11 JR G 6-7 205 2.1 Pts, 3.5 Reb, 1.0 Ast
Andre Gordon 20 SR G 6-2 188 2.0 Pts, 1.4 Reb, 1.6 Ast
Khalen Robinson 1 JR G 6-0 175 2.6 Pts, 0.8 Reb, 0.6 Ast
Javonte Brown 31 SO C 7-0 250 2.0 Pts, 2.0 Reb, 0.2 Ast
Erik Pratt 3 SO G 6-5 185 0.9 Pts, 0.1 Reb, 0.3 Ast
Davin Watkins 22 SO G 6-1 185 1.0 Pts, 0.0 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Ethan Henderson 10 SR F 6-8
Jaelyn Lee 24 FR G 6-6
Ashton Smith 32 FR F 6-9
Jordan Williams 5 FR G 6-3

Kentucky

Player # Class Pos Height Weight Summary
Oscar Tshiebwe 34 SR F 6-9 260 17.3 Pts, 13.8 Reb, 1.3 Ast
Antonio Reeves 12 SR G 6-4 185 12.1 Pts, 2.2 Reb, 1.2 Ast
Cason Wallace 22 FR G 6-4 193 11.3 Pts, 3.4 Reb, 3.7 Ast
Jacob Toppin 0 SR F 6-9 194 10.6 Pts, 6.5 Reb, 2.0 Ast
Sahvir Wheeler 2 SR G 5-10 180 8.9 Pts, 2.5 Reb, 6.1 Ast
CJ Fredrick 1 SR G 6-3 195 7.8 Pts, 0.8 Reb, 1.5 Ast
Chris Livingston 24 FR F 6-6 220 5.3 Pts, 2.8 Reb, 0.5 Ast
Lance Ware 55 JR F 6-9 223 3.1 Pts, 2.4 Reb, 0.9 Ast
Ugonna Onyenso 33 FR F 6-11 225 2.9 Pts, 3.0 Reb, 0.1 Ast
Adou Thiero 3 FR G 6-6 200 2.7 Pts, 2.1 Reb, 0.4 Ast
Daimion Collins 4 SO F 6-9 202 1.9 Pts, 2.6 Reb, 0.2 Ast
Brennan Canada 14 SR F 6-6 198 1.0 Pts, 0.3 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Walker Horn 21 FR G 6-1 200 0.0 Pts, 0.3 Reb, 0.3 Ast
Kareem Watkins 25 JR G 5-8 145 0.0 Pts, 0.0 Reb, 0.3 Ast
Grant Darbyshire 13 FR G 6-2

College Basketball Ratings

Rating Texas A&M Kentucky
ESPN BPI 29 22
Sagarin 40 32
Massey Composite 54 49

Texas A&M vs. Kentucky Basketball Series History

Kentucky leads 12-4

Texas A&M Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
0 Dexter Dennis G 6′-5″ 210 SR Baker, LA
1 Khalen Robinson G 6′-0″ 180 JR Little Rock, AR
2 Hayden Hefner G 6′-6″ 185 JR Nederland, TX
3 Erik Pratt G 6′-5″ 185 JR Lake Worth, FL
4 Wade Taylor IV G 6′-0″ 185 SO Dallas, TX
5 Jordan Williams G 6′-3″ 215 FR Houston, TX
10 Ethan Henderson F 6′-8″ 205 SR Little Rock, AR
11 Andersson Garcia F 6′-7″ 210 JR
13 Solomon Washington F 6′-7″ 225 FR New Orleans, LA
15 Henry Coleman III F 6′-8″ 245 JR Richmond, VA
20 Andre Gordon G 6′-2″ 185 SR Sidney, OH
22 Davin Watkins G 6′-1″ 193 SO Nolensville, TN
23 Tyrece Radford G 6′-2″ 195 SR Baton Rouge, LA
24 Jaelyn Lee G 6′-6″ 195 FR Paris, TX
31 Javonte Brown F 7′-0″ 255 SO Toronto, ON
32 Ashton Smith F 6′-9″ 270 FR Spring, TX
34 Julius Marble F 6′-9″ 245 JR Dallas, TX
35 Manny Obaseki G 6′-4″ 189 SO Allen, TX

Kentucky Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
0 Jacob Toppin F 6′-9″ 205 SR Brooklyn, NY
1 CJ Fredrick G 6′-3″ 185 SR Cincinnati, OH
2 Sahvir Wheeler G 5′-9″ 180 SR Houston, TX
3 Adou Thiero G 6′-6″ 200 FR Leetsdale, PA
4 Daimion Collins F 6′-9″ 210 SO Atlanta, TX
12 Antonio Reeves G 6′-5″ 205 SR Chicago, IL
13 Grant Darbyshire G 6′-2″ 190 FR Cincinnati, OH
14 Brennan Canada G 6′-6″ 205 SR Mount Sterling, KY
21 Walker Horn G 6′-4″ 200 FR Austin, TX
22 Cason Wallace G 6′-4″ 193 FR Dallas, TX
24 Chris Livingston F 6′-6″ 220 FR Akron, OH
25 Kareem Watkins G 5′-8″ 175 JR Camden, NJ
33 Ugonna Onyenso F 6′-11″ 225 FR
34 Oscar Tshiebwe F 6′-9″ 260 SR
55 Lance Ware F 6′-9″ 235 JR Camden, NJ

Texas A&M Schedule/Results

Date Visitor PTs Home PTs
11/7/2022 UL Monroe 54 Texas A&M 87
11/11/2022 Abilene Chrstn 58 Texas A&M 77
11/17/2022 Murray St 88 Texas A&M 79
11/18/2022 Colorado 103 Texas A&M 75
11/20/2022 Texas A&M 67 Loyola Chicago 51
11/30/2022 SMU 64 Texas A&M 83
12/3/2022 Boise St 86 Texas A&M 71
12/11/2022 Oregon St 54 Texas A&M 72
12/17/2022 Texas A&M 79 Memphis 83
12/20/2022 Wofford 67 Texas A&M 62
12/27/2022 N’Western St Texas A&M
12/30/2022 Prairie View 66 Texas A&M 86
1/4/2023 Texas A&M 66 Florida 63
1/7/2023 LSU 56 Texas A&M 69
1/11/2023 Missouri 64 Texas A&M 82
1/14/2023 Texas A&M 94 South Carolina 53
1/18/2023 Florida 52 Texas A&M 54
1/21/2023 Texas A&M Kentucky
1/25/2023 Texas A&M Auburn
1/28/2023 Vanderbilt Texas A&M
1/31/2023 Texas A&M Arkansas
2/4/2023 Georgia Texas A&M
2/7/2023 Auburn Texas A&M
2/11/2023 Texas A&M LSU
2/15/2023 Arkansas Texas A&M
2/18/2023 Texas A&M Missouri
2/21/2023 Tennessee Texas A&M
2/25/2023 Texas A&M Mississippi State
2/28/2023 Texas A&M Ole Miss
3/4/2023 Alabama Texas A&M
3/9/2023 to 3/13/2023 SEC Tournament, Tampa, FL Tampa, FL
3/14/2023 to 4/3/2023 NCAA Tournament

Kentucky Schedule/Results

Date Visitor PTs Home PTs
11/7/2022 Howard 63 Kentucky 95
11/11/2022 Duquesne 52 Kentucky 77
11/15/2022 Kentucky 77 Michigan State 86
11/17/2022 SC State 63 Kentucky 106
11/20/2022 Kentucky 72 Gonzaga 88
11/23/2022 North Florida 56 Kentucky 96
11/29/2022 Bellarmine 41 Kentucky 60
12/4/2022 Michigan 69 Kentucky 73
12/10/2022 Yale 59 Kentucky 69
12/17/2022 UCLA 63 Kentucky 53
12/21/2022 FAMU 68 Kentucky 88
12/28/2022 Kentucky 75 Missouri 89
12/31/2022 Louisville 63 Kentucky 86
1/3/2023 LSU 71 Kentucky 74
1/7/2023 Kentucky 52 Alabama 78
1/10/2023 South Carolina 71 Kentucky 68
1/14/2023 Kentucky 63 Tennessee 56
1/17/2023 Georgia 71 Kentucky 85
1/21/2023 Texas A&M Kentucky
1/24/2023 Kentucky Vanderbilt
1/28/2023 Kansas Kentucky
1/31/2023 Kentucky Ole Miss
2/4/2023 Florida Kentucky
2/7/2023 Arkansas Kentucky
2/11/2023 Kentucky Georgia
2/15/2023 Kentucky Mississippi State
2/18/2023 Tennessee Kentucky
2/22/2023 Kentucky Florida
2/25/2023 Auburn Kentucky
3/1/2023 Vanderbilt Kentucky
3/4/2023 Kentucky Arkansas
3/9/2023 to 3/13/2023 SEC Tournament, Tampa, FL Tampa, FL
3/14/2023 to 4/3/2023 NCAA Tournament

Injuries and Suspensions

Texas A&M

[G] Manny Obaseki (Hand) – Out
[F] Ethan Henderson (Personal)

Kentucky

[G] Sahvir Wheeler (Shoulder) – Questionable
[F] Daimion Collins (Foot) – Questionable
[G] Grant Darbyshire (Lower Body) – Out

Source: statfox.com

Texas A&M-Kentucky Prediction

Kentucky 72, Texas A&M 70

Score prediction for entertainment purposes only.

Saturday‘s game tips off at 2:00 PM ET. TV: ESPN.

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