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

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Texas A&M visits Auburn 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 0.398 0.287 0.682 298 947 305 179 83 393
Texas A&M OPP 0.426 0.302 0.736 280 911 358 248 95 375
Auburn 0.430 0.299 0.670 399 1191 369 184 141 371
Auburn OPP 0.413 0.322 0.718 301 1033 324 193 92 395

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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 27 12.0 113 97 0
Savion Flagg Texas A&M 28 10.5 105 36 48
Wendell Mitchell Texas A&M 28 9.5 83 53 48
Quenton Jackson Texas A&M 28 8.6 68 87 19
Andre Gordon Texas A&M 26 6.5 65 19 19
Emanuel Miller Texas A&M 28 6.4 62 51 3
Jay Jay Chandler Texas A&M 27 5.8 44 43 26
Yavuz Gultekin Texas A&M 24 1.9 18 6 3
Mark French Texas A&M 21 1.6 11 5 7
Jonathan Aku Texas A&M 28 1.0 10 7 0

Texas A&M Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
Emanuel Miller Texas A&M 55 118 173 6.2
Josh Nebo Texas A&M 66 103 169 6.3
Savion Flagg Texas A&M 48 99 147 5.3
Quenton Jackson Texas A&M 9 73 82 2.9
Wendell Mitchell Texas A&M 7 63 70 2.5
Jonathan Aku Texas A&M 29 33 62 2.2
Andre Gordon Texas A&M 6 50 56 2.2
Jay Jay Chandler Texas A&M 9 43 52 1.9
Yavuz Gultekin Texas A&M 15 24 39 1.6
Mark French Texas A&M 1 12 13 0.6
Zach Walker Texas A&M 1 0 1 0.1

Auburn Scoring Leaders

PLAYER TEAM GP PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
PLAYER TEAM GP PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Samir Doughty Auburn 29 15.9 139 134 48
Isaac Okoro Auburn 26 12.8 117 81 18
J’Von McCormick Auburn 29 11.9 120 68 36
Austin Wiley Auburn 29 10.6 99 110 0
Danjel Purifoy Auburn 28 8.6 78 45 40
Anfernee McLemore Auburn 29 7.1 72 37 26
Devan Cambridge Auburn 29 4.5 49 5 27
Jamal Johnson Auburn 29 3.7 29 22 27
Allen Flanigan Auburn 29 3.1 34 16 5

Auburn Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
Austin Wiley Auburn 105 169 274 9.4
Anfernee McLemore Auburn 36 93 129 4.4
Danjel Purifoy Auburn 34 90 124 4.4
Isaac Okoro Auburn 51 67 118 4.5
Samir Doughty Auburn 26 91 117 4.0
J’Von McCormick Auburn 29 86 115 4.0
Allen Flanigan Auburn 22 55 77 2.7
Devan Cambridge Auburn 20 46 66 2.3
Jamal Johnson Auburn 15 24 39 1.3
Jaylin Williams Auburn 7 9 16 1.3
Tyrell Jones Auburn 4 6 10 1.0
Babatunde Akingbola Auburn 1 3 4 0.3
Preston Cook Auburn 0 1 1 0.5
Javon Franklin Auburn 0 1 1 0.2

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Auburn Arena
Auburn Arena

NCAA NET

Texas A&M: 121

Auburn: 28

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

Auburn Roster

No. Name Pos. HT WT Class City-State
0 Tyrell Jones G 6′-1″ 170 FR Chicago, IL
1 Jamal Johnson G 6′-4″ 195 SO Birmingham, AL
2 Jaylin Williams F 6′-7″ 230 FR Nahunta, GA
3 Danjel Purifoy F 6′-7″ 230 SR Centreville, AL
4 Javon Franklin F 6′-7″ 218 SO Little Rock, AR
5 J’Von McCormick G 6′-0″ 185 SR New Orleans, LA
10 Samir Doughty G 6′-4″ 195 SR Philadelphia, PA
12 Lior Berman G 6′-4″ 205 FR Birmingham, AL
13 Babatunde Akingbola C 6′-10″ 236 FR Ogun, Nigeria
14 Preston Cook G 6′-4″ 200 SO Auburn, AL
20 Myles Parker F 6′-8″ 200 SO Madison, AL
21 Will Macoy G 6′-4″ 200 SR Birmingham, AL
22 Allen Flanigan G 6′-5″ 200 FR Little Rock, AR
23 Isaac Okoro F 6′-6″ 225 FR Powder Springs, GA
24 Anfernee McLemore F 6′-7″ 220 SR Warwick, GA
33 Chase Maasdorp G 6′-0″ 175 SO Lakewood Ranch, FL
35 Devan Cambridge G 6′-6″ 190 FR Nashville, TN
50 Austin Wiley C 6′-11″ 260 SR Hoover, AL
54 Thomas Collier F 6′-9″ 215 SR Birmingham, AL

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Scouting Report


Auburn (24-5, 11-5 SEC) fell to Kentucky 73-66 on Saturday in Lexington. The Tiger’s J’Von McCormick led Auburn with only 13 points. Immanuel Quickley was the Wildcat’s leading scorer with 18 points. Quickley also had an impressive 12 rebounds. The stats were fairly even except Auburn had nine made 3-point shots to Kentucky’s two but UK made more free throws (27-13).

Despite the loss, Auburn is still having a great season. They could go deep into the SEC and NCAA tournaments.

Texas A&M (14-14, 8-8 SEC) fell playing on the road at Louisiana State on Saturday. LSU’s Skylar Mays tallied 24 points to lead the Tigers. Texas A&M had problems with turnovers with 13 while LSU had only a few (4). These Aggie turnovers resulted in the Tigers taking many more shots than the visitors and thus making more shots and scoring more points.

Josh Nebo leads the Aggies in scoring (12 ppg). Savion Flagg is the only other A&M player who averages in double figures (10.5 ppg). The Aggies average just 62.1 points per contest, worst in the SEC. They allow just 64.7 points per outing. Only Tennessee has allowed fewer points. A&M, with the burly 6-foot-9, 245 pound Nebo, limits opponents to just over 40% from field goal range.

Making the Big Dance seems like a pipe dream for A&M but they still have a shot if they beat Auburn and then win the finale regular season game in College Station against a shaky Arkansas team. They then would need to win at least two in the SEC Tourney to be safe.

This is Senior night for the Tigers. It’s hard to see Auburn losing to A&M in Auburn but it could happen but probably won’t.

Texas A&M-Auburn Prediction

Auburn 77, Texas A&M 70


Wednesday‘s game tips off at 7:00 p.m. ET (6:00 CT). TV: ESPN2.

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