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

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Texas A&M plays at LSU 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 0.445 0.309 0.697 303 986 325 174 121 370
Texas A&M OPP 0.420 0.333 0.693 321 940 394 180 121 339
LSU 0.467 0.326 0.761 355 1021 358 252 119 366
LSU OPP 0.442 0.347 0.702 301 905 309 182 75 425

Statistical Leaders

Texas A&M Scoring Leaders

PLAYER PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Wendell Mitchell 13.4 106 47 49
Savion Flagg 12.8 127 45 33
T.J. Starks 12.6 120 60 28
Josh Nebo 8.5 78 48 0
Jay Jay Chandler 7.9 69 49 10
Christian Mekowulu 7.8 70 60 3
Brandon Mahan 6.6 56 19 40
John Walker III 3.9 31 25 6

Texas A&M Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER OR DR TR RPG
Savion Flagg 48 151 199 7.7
Christian Mekowulu 64 88 152 5.8
Josh Nebo 58 82 140 5.8
Wendell Mitchell 23 76 99 4.3
Jay Jay Chandler 17 62 79 3.2
Brandon Mahan 15 63 78 3.0
John Walker III 21 43 64 2.7
T.J. Starks 13 46 59 2.3
Chris Collins 1 23 24 1.3
Isiah Jasey 6 6 12 2.4
Mark French 0 2 2 0.2

LSU Scoring Leaders

PLAYER PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Tremont Waters 15.7 137 87 46
Skylar Mays 13.6 113 96 45
Naz Reid 13.4 129 79 24
Ja’vonte Smart 10.9 98 66 32
Kavell Bigby-Williams 7.9 84 45 0
Emmitt Williams 7.5 71 51 1
Marlon Taylor 7.0 64 46 14
Darius Days 5.5 54 23 17

LSU Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER OR DR TR RPG
Naz Reid 65 114 179 6.6
Kavell Bigby-Williams 68 97 165 6.1
Emmitt Williams 69 73 142 5.5
Darius Days 55 56 111 4.1
Marlon Taylor 36 61 97 3.6
Ja’vonte Smart 13 74 87 3.2
Skylar Mays 9 73 82 3.0
Tremont Waters 7 68 75 2.9
Daryl Edwards 4 10 14 1.6
Marshall Graves 1 3 4 0.6
Will Reese 2 2 4 0.6

NCAA RPI

Texas A&M: 68
LSU: 14

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 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 Schedule/Results

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
7-Nov vs Savannah State W 98-83
9-Nov vs UC Irvine L 74-73
15-Nov at Gonzaga L 94-71
Nov 18* vs Minnesota L 69-64
Nov 20* at Washington L 71-67
23-Nov vs South Alabama W 74-62
3-Dec vs Northwestern St W 80-59
8-Dec vs Boston College Cancelled
Dec 15* at Oregon State W 67-64
19-Dec vs Valparaiso W 71-49
22-Dec vs Marshall W 92-68
29-Dec vs Texas Southern L 88-73
5-Jan vs Arkansas L 73-71
8-Jan at Kentucky L 85-74
12-Jan at Alabama W 81-80
16-Jan vs Auburn L 85-66
19-Jan vs Missouri L 66-43
22-Jan at Florida L 81-72
26-Jan vs Kansas State W 65-53
30-Jan vs LSU L 72-57
2-Feb vs Tennessee L 93-76
6-Feb at Ole Miss L 75-71
9-Feb at Missouri W 68-59
12-Feb vs Georgia W 73-56
16-Feb at South Carolina L 84-77
19-Feb vs Alabama W 65-56
23-Feb at Arkansas W 87-80
26-Feb at LSU
2-Mar vs Vanderbilt
5-Mar vs South Carolina
9-Mar at Mississippi State

LSU Schedule/Results

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
6-Nov vs SE Louisiana W 94-63
9-Nov vs UNCG W 97-91
13-Nov vs Memphis W 85-76
16-Nov 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
1-Dec vs Grambling W 78-57
9-Dec vs Incarnate Word W 91-50
12-Dec at Houston L 82-76
Dec 15* at Saint Mary’s W 78-74
21-Dec vs Furman W 75-57
28-Dec vs UL Monroe W 81-69
8-Jan vs Alabama W 88-79
12-Jan at Arkansas W 94-88
15-Jan at Ole Miss W 83-69
19-Jan vs South Carolina W 89-67
23-Jan vs Georgia W 92-82
26-Jan at Missouri W 86-80
30-Jan at Texas A&M W 72-57
2-Feb vs Arkansas L 90-89
6-Feb at Mississippi State W 92-88
9-Feb vs Auburn W 83-78
12-Feb at Kentucky W 73-71
16-Feb at Georgia W 83-79
20-Feb vs Florida L 82-78
23-Feb vs Tennessee W 82-80 OT
26-Feb vs Texas A&M
2-Mar at Alabama
6-Mar at Florida
9-Mar vs Vanderbilt

Texas A&M-LSU Prediction

Had LSU won a week ago against Florida, this might be more of a trap game for the Tigers. This is the third game of a three-game homestand for the Bayou Bengals, who did a lot of heavy lifting on the road before coming back to Baton Rouge to face the Gators, then Tennessee on Saturday, and now the Aggies. After an emotional win against the Vols, LSU could very easily fall victim to a low-energy performance against A&M. For that reason, this game could become interesting. Moreover, Billy Kennedy has improved the Aggies in recent weeks, building a measure of hope for the 2019-2020 season. A&M is not the same team it was in early January. That said, the fact that LSU lost to Florida on a night when the Tigers weren’t fully locked in will enable Will Wade to tell his players to be vigilant. That will help them here. LSU 71, Texas A&M 64. (Matt Zemek)

This game tips off at 8:00 PM CT (9:00 PM ET). TV: ESPN2.

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