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

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Texas A&M visits Alabama 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
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
Alabama 0.445 0.348 0.709 255 930 321 147 108 361
Alabama OPP 0.411 0.294 0.741 289 911 265 198 92 319

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Statistical Leaders

Texas A&M Scoring Leaders

PLAYER TEAM GP PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
PLAYER TEAM GP PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Josh Nebo Texas A&M 21 11.4 82.0 75 0
Savion Flagg Texas A&M 22 9.6 76.0 33 26
Wendell Mitchell Texas A&M 22 8.6 57.0 42 34
Andre Gordon Texas A&M 20 7.9 61.0 19 16
Quenton Jackson Texas A&M 22 7.9 49.0 62 14
Jay Jay Chandler Texas A&M 21 6.5 38.0 41 20
Emanuel Miller Texas A&M 22 5.5 45.0 30 2
Yavuz Gultekin Texas A&M 19 2.0 15.0 6 2
Mark French Texas A&M 19 1.8 11.0 5 7
Jonathan Aku Texas A&M 22 1.2 10.0 7 0

Texas A&M Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG    
PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
Emanuel Miller Texas A&M 44 101.0 145.0 6.6
Josh Nebo Texas A&M 58 81.0 139.0 6.6
Savion Flagg Texas A&M 38 79.0 117.0 5.3
Jonathan Aku Texas A&M 28 32.0 60.0 2.7
Quenton Jackson Texas A&M 8 51.0 59.0 2.7
Wendell Mitchell Texas A&M 7 50.0 57.0 2.6
Andre Gordon Texas A&M 5 47.0 52.0 2.6
Jay Jay Chandler Texas A&M 9 36.0 45.0 2.1
Yavuz Gultekin Texas A&M 11 21.0 32.0 1.7
Mark French Texas A&M 1 12.0 13.0 0.7
Zach Walker Texas A&M 1 0.0 1.0 0.1

Alabama Scoring Leaders

PLAYER TEAM GP PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
PLAYER TEAM GP PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Kira Lewis Jr. Alabama 23 17.4 146.0 75 34
John Petty Jr. Alabama 23 15.3 115.0 54 68
Jaden Shackelford Alabama 23 13.2 93.0 65 53
Herbert Jones Alabama 19 9.9 66.0 55 1
Alex Reese Alabama 23 9.7 77.0 28 41
James Bolden Alabama 20 8.0 49.0 34 27
Javian Davis Alabama 23 6.5 52.0 45 0
Galin Smith Alabama 23 2.8 27.0 10 0
Jaylen Forbes Alabama 22 2.6 18.0 12 9

Alabama Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG    
PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
John Petty Jr. Alabama 37 132.0 169.0 7.3
Herbert Jones Alabama 36 84.0 120.0 6.3
Kira Lewis Jr. Alabama 22 98.0 120.0 5.2
Alex Reese Alabama 21 86.0 107.0 4.7
Jaden Shackelford Alabama 22 76.0 98.0 4.3
Javian Davis Alabama 33 59.0 92.0 4.0
Galin Smith Alabama 25 30.0 55.0 2.4
Jaylen Forbes Alabama 16 38.0 54.0 2.5
James Bolden Alabama 14 24.0 38.0 1.9
Tyler Barnes Alabama 0 4.0 4.0 0.7
Adam Cottrell Alabama 0 1.0 1.0 0.3

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NCAA RPI

Texas A&M: 133

Alabama: 40

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

Alabama Roster

No. Name Pos. HT WT Class City-State
0 Javian Davis F 6′-9″ 242 FR Canton, MS
1 Herbert Jones F 6′-7″ 205 JR Greensboro, AL
2 Kira Lewis Jr. G 6′-3″ 165 SO Meridianville, AL
3 Alex Reese F 6′-9″ 245 JR Pelham, AL
4 Juwan Gary F 6′-5″ 215 FR Columbia, SC
5 Jaden Shackelford G 6′-3″ 195 FR Hesperia, CA
11 James Bolden G 6′-0″ 160 SR Covington, KY
12 Jaylen Forbes G 6′-4″ 186 FR Florence, MS
13 Jahvon Quinerly G 6′-1″ 175 SO Hackensack, NJ
15 Tyler Barnes F 6′-8″ 201 JR Louisville, KY
21 Britton Johnson G 6′-4″ 183 SO Mountain Brook, AL
23 John Petty Jr. G 6′-5″ 184 JR Huntsville, AL
25 Adam Cottrell G 6′-3″ 185 FR Flowery Branch, GA
30 Galin Smith F 6′-9″ 240 JR Clinton, MS
33 James Rojas F 6′-8″ 215 JR Jamestown, NY
34 Sam Okauru G 6′-5″ 200 FR Raleigh, NC
35 Raymond Hawkins F 6′-9″ 240 FR Oakland, CA

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Scouting Report

Alabama (14-11, 6-6 SEC): Kira Lewis Jr. leads the Tide in scoring averaging 17.4 points per game. John Petty, Jr. is not far behind Lewis at 15.3 points a contest. Petty leads the Tide in rebounding pulling down over 7 a game. Bama is No. 1 in the SEC in scoring offense (82.6 ppg). The Crimson Tide is dead last in scoring defense, however, allowing 78.2 points a contest. The Tide is also No. 1 in the SEC in 3-point shooting hitting 34.8%. Bama has made more 3-point shots than any other team in the SEC with 234.

Texas A&M (12-12, 6-6 SEC): 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.

Texas A&M-Alabama Prediction

Alabama 74, Texas A&M 69


Wednesday‘s game tips off at 7:00 p.m. ET (6 p.m. CT). TV: SEC Network.

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