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

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Florida visits Texas A&M on Wednesday in a key SEC basketball matchup. Look inside for a preview of the game along with a prediction of the game’s final score.

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Team Statistical Comparison

FG% 3PT% FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TO
Florida 0.445 0.332 0.725 242 829 263 139 89 272
Florida OPP 0.414 0.320 0.731 220 764 263 132 60 303
Texas A&M 0.383 0.257 0.678 250 784 229 141 73 315
Texas A&M OPP 0.393 0.304 0.739 242 777 310 148 81 321

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Statistical Leaders

Florida Scoring Leaders

PLAYER TEAM PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
PLAYER TEAM PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Kerry Blackshear Jr. Florida 13.8 88 121 20
Keyontae Johnson Florida 13.5 119 48 24
Andrew Nembhard Florida 11.4 99 42 23
Noah Locke Florida 10.0 79 16 55
Scottie Lewis Florida 8.0 55 53 13
Tre Mann Florida 5.1 38 17 14
Ques Glover Florida 5.0 47 13 9
Omar Payne Florida 4.5 46 11 0

Florida Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER TEAM DR TR RPG  
PLAYER TEAM DR TR RPG
Kerry Blackshear Jr. Florida 127.0 186 8.1
Keyontae Johnson Florida 115.0 155 6.7
Omar Payne Florida 48.0 92 4
Scottie Lewis Florida 67.0 90 4.1
Andrew Nembhard Florida 65.0 68 3
Noah Locke Florida 57.0 61 2.7
Tre Mann Florida 34.0 38 1.8
Ques Glover Florida 20.0 26 1.1
Dontay Bassett Florida 14.0 25 2.1
Jason Jitoboh Florida 6.0 12 0.9
Gorjok Gak Florida 2.0 3 1.5

Texas A&M Scoring Leaders

PLAYER TEAM PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
PLAYER TEAM PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Josh Nebo Texas A&M 11.4 82 75 0
Savion Flagg Texas A&M 9.6 76 33 26
Wendell Mitchell Texas A&M 8.6 57 42 34
Andre Gordon Texas A&M 7.9 61 19 16
Quenton Jackson Texas A&M 7.9 49 62 14
Jay Jay Chandler Texas A&M 6.5 38 41 20
Emanuel Miller Texas A&M 5.5 45 30 2
Yavuz Gultekin Texas A&M 2.0 15 6 2
Mark French Texas A&M 1.8 11 5 7
Jonathan Aku Texas A&M 1.2 10 7 0

Texas A&M Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER TEAM DR TR RPG  
PLAYER TEAM DR TR RPG
Emanuel Miller Texas A&M 101.0 145 6.6
Josh Nebo Texas A&M 81.0 139 6.6
Savion Flagg Texas A&M 79.0 117 5.3
Jonathan Aku Texas A&M 32.0 60 2.7
Quenton Jackson Texas A&M 51.0 59 2.7
Wendell Mitchell Texas A&M 50.0 57 2.6
Andre Gordon Texas A&M 47.0 52 2.6
Jay Jay Chandler Texas A&M 36.0 45 2.1
Yavuz Gultekin Texas A&M 21.0 32 1.7
Mark French Texas A&M 12.0 13 0.7
Zach Walker Texas A&M 0.0 1 0.1

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NCAA RPI

Florida: 45

Texas A&M: 136

Florida Roster

No. Name Pos. HT WT Class City-State
0 Ques Glover G 5′-11″ 176 FR Knoxville, TN
1 Tre Mann G 6′-4″ 172 FR Gainesville, FL
2 Andrew Nembhard G 6′-5″ 193 SO Aurora, ON
3 Alex Klatsky G 6′-3″ 189 FR Colts Neck, NJ
4 Anthony Duruji F 6′-7″ 213 JR Germantown, MD
5 Omar Payne F 6′-10″ 223 FR Kissimmee, FL
10 Noah Locke G 6′-3″ 207 SO Baltimore, MD
11 Keyontae Johnson F 6′-5″ 231 SO Norfolk, VA
12 Gorjok Gak C 6′-11″ 244 JR Sydney, NSW
21 Dontay Bassett F 6′-9″ 236 JR Oakland, CA
22 Tyree Appleby G 6′-1″ 163 JR Jacksonville, AR
23 Scottie Lewis G 6′-5″ 185 FR Hazlet, NJ
24 Kerry Blackshear Jr. F 6′-10″ 241 SR Orlando, FL
33 Jason Jitoboh C 6′-11″ 300 FR Chattanooga, TN

Texas A&M Roster

No. Name Pos. HT WT Class City-State
0 Jay Jay Chandler G 6′-4″ 180 JR Katy, TX
1 Savion Flagg G 6′-7″ 223 JR Alvin, TX
2 TJ Starks G 6′-2″ 208 JR Dallas, TX
3 Quenton Jackson G 6′-5″ 171 JR Los Angeles, CA
5 Emanuel Miller F 6′-7″ 213 FR Scarborough, ON
10 Everett Vaughn F 6′-10″ 237 FR Bellaire, TX
11 Wendell Mitchell G 6′-3″ 183 SR Rockdale, TX
12 Mark French G 5′-8″ 162 SR Frisco, TX
13 Cashius McNeilly G 6′-4″ 191 FR Scarborough, ON
15 Jonathan Aku F 6′-10″ 245 FR McKinney , TX
20 Andre Gordon G 6′-2″ 185 FR Sidney, OH
21 Zach Walker G 6′-4″ 195 SO Deer Park, TX
25 Bakari Simmons F 6′-4″ 210 FR Chicago, IL
31 Luke McGhee F 6′-10″ 250 SO San Antonio, TX
32 Josh Nebo F 6′-9″ 245 SR Houston, TX
35 Yavuz Gultekin F 6′-7″ 201 FR Cumberland, MD

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Scouting Report


Florida (14-9, 6-4 SEC) fell to Ole Miss 68-51 on Saturday in Oxford. Keyontae Johnson led the Gators with 16 points. Breein Tyree topped the Rebels in points with 23. Ole Miss defended well in this game limiting the Gators to just 33% from field goal range and 22% from 3-point range.

Kerry Blackshear is the Gators top scorer so far this season averaging 13.9 points per game. He’s also the Gator’s top rebounder (8.2 rpg). The second top points producer is Keyontae Johnson (13.4 ppg). Team statistics wise, Florida doesn’t shine or struggle in any particular statistical category. In most stats the Gators are in the middle of the pack. Two areas the Gators somewhat stands out in is rebounding margin (5th, +2.9) and 3-point shooting (3rd, 33.8%). Florida does struggle in the area of blocks (9th, 3.9 bpg) and assists (13th, 11.5 apg) and steals (11th, 6.1 spg).

Texas A&M (11-11, 5-5 SEC) fell to South Carolina 74-54 on Saturday in Columbia. Guard Quentin Jackson led the Aggies with 16 points. Jermaine Couisnard paced the Gamecocks with 19 points. The Gamecocks win this game inside the arc, making 23 of 59 shots to A&M’s 15 of 55 shots.

Forward Josh Nebo leads the Aggies in scoring (11.4 ppg) and is the co-leading rebounder (6.6 rpg) with Emanual Miller. Six-foot-7 guard Savion Flagg is the team’s second leading scorer (9.6). A&M’s biggest strength is its defense. The Aggies currently limit opponents to just 63.1 points a game. That’s second best in the SEC. Texas A&M is third in the conference in field goal defense (39.3%) and seventh in 3-point defense (30.4%). The Aggies are last in the SEC in scoring offense scoring just 61.2 points a contest. They are 14th in the league in both field goal accuracy (38.3%) and 14th in 3-point accuracy (35.7%). The Aggies rank at or near the bottom of the SEC in most of the other SEC statistical categories.

Florida looked terrible at South Carolina. A&M is similar to South Carolina and has an even better defense. The Aggies are predicted to win this one.

Florida-Texas A&M Prediction

Texas A&M 67, Florida 64


Wednesday‘s game tips off at 8:30 p.m. ET (7:30 p.m. CT). TV: SEC Network.

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