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

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Texas A&M plays at Kentucky on Tuesday 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
Texas A&M 0.452 0.291 0.687 150 458 156 78 62 163
Texas A&M OPP 0.401 0.324 0.651 147 398 160 71 54 162
Kentucky 0.494 0.360 0.744 154 473 175 78 71 170
Kentucky OPP 0.422 0.378 0.688 109 332 147 70 28 178

NCAA RPI

Texas A&M: 104
Kentucky: 12

Texas A&M Roster

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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

Kentucky Roster

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NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
#2 Ashton Hagans G 6′-3″ 192 FR Cartersville, GA
#3 Keldon Johnson G 6′-6″ 211 FR South Hill, VA
#4 Nick Richards F 6′-11″ 244 SO Kingston, Jamaica
#5 Immanuel Quickley G 6′-3″ 185 FR Havre De Grace, MD
#10 Jonny David G 6′-2″ 188 SR Pittsburgh, PA
#12 Brad Calipari G 6′-0″ 179 JR Franklin Lakes, NJ
#13 Jemarl Baker G 6′-4″ 192 FR Menifee, CA
#14 Tyler Herro G 6′-5″ 195 FR Milwaukee, WI
#21 Zan Payne G 6′-4″ 240 FR Lexington, KY
#22 Reid Travis F 6′-8″ 238 SR Minneapolis, MN
#23 EJ Montgomery F 6′-10″ 225 FR Fort Pierce, FL
#25 PJ Washington F 6′-8″ 228 SO Dallas, TX

Texas A&M Schedule/Results

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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
Jan 12 at Alabama
Jan 16 vs Auburn
Jan 19 vs Missouri
Jan 22 at Florida
Jan 26 vs Kansas State
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

Kentucky Schedule/Results

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DATE OPPONENT SCORE
Nov 6* vs Duke L 118-84
Nov 9 vs S Illinois W 71-59
Nov 14 vs North Dakota W 96-58
Nov 18 vs VMI W 92-82
Nov 21 vs Winthrop W 87-74
Nov 23 vs Tennessee St W 77-62
Nov 28 vs Monmouth W 90-44
Dec 1 vs UNCG W 78-61
Dec 8* at Seton Hall L 84-83
Dec 15 vs Utah W 88-61
Dec 22* at UNC W 80-72
Dec 29 at Louisville W 71-58
Jan 5 at Alabama L 77-75
Jan 8 vs Texas A&M
Jan 12 vs Vanderbilt
Jan 15 at Georgia
Jan 19 at Auburn
Jan 22 vs Mississippi State
Jan 26 vs Kansas
Jan 29 at Vanderbilt
Feb 2 at Florida
Feb 5 vs South Carolina
Feb 9 at Mississippi State
Feb 12 vs LSU
Feb 16 vs Tennessee
Feb 19 at Missouri
Feb 23 vs Auburn
Feb 26 vs Arkansas
Mar 2 at Tennessee
Mar 5 at Ole Miss
Mar 9 vs Florida

Texas A&M-Kentucky Prediction

Remember when Kentucky and Texas A&M were the two best teams in the SEC a few years ago? The Wildcats and Aggies both made the Sweet 16 last year, but they did so after struggling in the regular season. This year, Kentucky has shown glimpses of the team it could eventually become, but impressive wins over North Carolina and Louisville in late December did not carry John Calipari’s team into the start of the SEC season. Kentucky was badly outplayed in the first 35 minutes by Alabama before a desperate, late rally fell just short. The Wildcats will make the NCAA Tournament, but if they don’t get going, they won’t get a particularly high seed. Texas A&M’s season has been a disaster. The Aggies are going nowhere, and Rupp Arena is not the place to be when your identity is hard to find. Kentucky 83, Texas A&M 68. (Matt Zemek)

This game tips off at 6:00 PM CT (7:00 PM ET). TV: SEC NETWORK.

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