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

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LSU plays at Texas A&M on Wednesday in a key SEC basketball matchup. Look inside for a preview of the game along with a final score prediction.

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Team Statistical Comparison

FG% 3PT% FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TO
LSU 0.479 0.338 0.756 229 713 271 188 93 268
LSU OPP 0.431 0.337 0.697 209 633 213 132 50 306
Texas A&M 0.442 0.293 0.684 215 701 230 115 94 255
Texas A&M OPP 0.411 0.339 0.676 234 672 265 121 84 243

NCAA RPI

LSU: 16
Texas A&M: 106

LSU Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
#0 Naz Reid F 6′-10″ 240 FR Asbury Park, NJ
#1 Ja’vonte Smart G 6′-4″ 190 FR Baton Rouge, LA
#3 Tremont Waters G 5′-11″ 167 SO New Haven, CT
#4 Skylar Mays G 6′-4″ 200 JR Baton Rouge, LA
#5 Daryl Edwards G 6′-3″ 165 SR Fresno, CA
#11 Kavell Bigby-Williams F 6′-11″ 230 SR London, England
#12 Marshall Graves G 6′-2″ 185 JR Ponchatoula, LA
#13 Will Reese G 6′-4″ 190 SO Leesville, LA
#14 Marlon Taylor G 6′-6″ 210 JR Mount Vernon, NY
#15 Aundre Hyatt F 6′-7″ 215 FR Bronx, NY
#20 Danya Kingsby G 6′-1″ 165 JR Milwaukee, WI
#21 Courtese Cooper F 6′-9″ 205 SO Elgin, IL
#22 Darius Days F 6′-7″ 218 FR Gainesville, FL
#24 Emmitt Williams F 6′-7″ 215 FR Fort Myers, FL

Texas A&M Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
#0 Jay Jay Chandler G 6′-4″ 180 SO Katy, TX
#1 Savion Flagg G 6′-7″ 217 SO Alvin, TX
#2 TJ Starks G 6′-2″ 196 SO Dallas, TX
#3 Admon Gilder G 6′-4″ 199 SR Dallas, TX
#4 Mark French G 5′-8″ 160 JR Plano, TX
#5 Zach Walker G 6′-3″ 188 FR Deer Park, TX
#10 Everett Vaughn C 6′-10″ 237 FR Bellaire, TX
#11 Wendell Mitchell G 6′-3″ 185 JR Rockdale, TX
#12 Chris Collins G 6′-3″ 181 SR Friendswood, TX
#13 Brandon Mahan G 6′-5″ 200 SO Birmingham, AL
#15 Isiah Jasey F 6′-10″ 246 SO Killeen, TX
#20 John Brown F 6′-10″ 226 SO Magnolia, TX
#21 Christian Mekowulu F 6′-8″ 245 SR Lagos, Nigeria
#22 Frank Byers G 5′-10″ 180 SR Dallas, TX
#24 John Walker III F 6′-9″ 196 FR Houston, TX
#31 Luke McGhee F 6′-8″ 237 FR San Antonio, TX
#32 Josh Nebo F 6′-9″ 244 JR Houston, TX
#33 Cameron Alo G 5′-9″ 174 SO Houston, TX

LSU Schedule/Results

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
Nov 6 vs SE Louisiana W 94-63
Nov 9 vs UNCG W 97-91
Nov 13 vs Memphis W 85-76
Nov 16 vs LA Tech W 74-67
Nov 22* vs Charleston W 67-55
Nov 23* vs Florida State L 79-76 OT
Nov 25* vs LSU L 90-77
Dec 1 vs Grambling W 78-57
Dec 9 vs Incarnate Word W 91-50
Dec 12 at Houston L 82-76
Dec 15* at Saint Mary’s W 78-74
Dec 21 vs Furman W 75-57
Dec 28 vs UL Monroe W 81-69
Jan 8 vs Alabama W 88-79
Jan 12 at Arkansas W 94-88
Jan 15 at Ole Miss W 83-69
Jan 19 vs South Carolina W 89-67
Jan 23 vs Georgia W 92-82
Jan 26 at Missouri W 86-80
Jan 30 at Texas A&M
Feb 2 vs Arkansas
Feb 6 at Mississippi State
Feb 9 vs Auburn
Feb 12 at Kentucky
Feb 16 at Georgia
Feb 20 vs Florida
Feb 23 vs Tennessee
Feb 26 vs Texas A&M
Mar 2 at Alabama
Mar 6 at Florida
Mar 9 vs Vanderbilt

Texas A&M Schedule/Results

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
Nov 7 vs Savannah State W 98-83
Nov 9 vs UC Irvine L 74-73
Nov 15 at Gonzaga L 94-71
Nov 18* vs Minnesota L 69-64
Nov 20* at Washington L 71-67
Nov 23 vs South Alabama W 74-62
Dec 3 vs Northwestern St W 80-59
Dec 8 vs Boston College Cancelled
Dec 15* at Oregon State W 67-64
Dec 19 vs Valparaiso W 71-49
Dec 22 vs Marshall W 92-68
Dec 29 vs Texas Southern L 88-73
Jan 5 vs Arkansas L 73-71
Jan 8 at Kentucky L 85-74
Jan 12 at Alabama W 81-80
Jan 16 vs Auburn L 85-66
Jan 19 vs Missouri L 66-43
Jan 22 at Florida L 81-72
Jan 26 vs Kansas State W 65-53
Jan 30 vs LSU
Feb 2 vs Tennessee
Feb 6 at Ole Miss
Feb 9 at Missouri
Feb 12 vs Georgia
Feb 16 at South Carolina
Feb 19 vs Alabama
Feb 23 at Arkansas
Feb 26 at LSU
Mar 2 vs Vanderbilt
Mar 5 vs South Carolina
Mar 9 at Mississippi State

LSU-Texas A&M Prediction

The LSU Tigers just can’t lose right now. They tried on Saturday, falling behind Missouri by 14 with just over 2:10 left. Then Skylar Mays got really hot, Missouri got really nervous with the ball against LSU’s pressure, and a few crash-bang plays in the final minutes broke favorably for the Bayou Bengals. The big question is if that kind of escape will create a feeling of invincibility which leads to a complacent performance against a lower-tier SEC team, or if it sharpens this LSU team and causes it to become even more focused. That is the challenge for Will Wade: to make sure that this run of success leads to better habits and improved maturity, instead of leading to premature satisfaction before the SEC schedule gets tougher. This game is up for grabs, but LSU will probably make key plays late. LSU 75, A&M 72. (Matt Zemek)

Game Time: 9 ET, 8 CT, on ESPN2

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