SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Texas A&M at Mississippi State

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Texas A&M plays at Mississippi State on Saturday 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 0.435 0.301 0.695 345 1108 350 187 136 407
Texas A&M OPP 0.416 0.328 0.688 360 1057 438 204 139 370
Mississippi State 0.469 0.371 0.722 348 1074 418 249 152 401
Mississippi State OPP 0.435 0.351 0.716 306 964 373 168 109 417

Statistical Leaders

Texas A&M Scoring Leaders

PLAYER PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Wendell Mitchell 13.5 119 59 53
Savion Flagg 12.8 144 46 37
T.J. Starks 12.3 122 61 28
Christian Mekowulu 8.3 84 71 3
Josh Nebo 8.1 83 54 0
Jay Jay Chandler 7.9 77 52 15
Brandon Mahan 6.1 59 20 40
John Walker III 3.5 31 26 6
Chris Collins 0.8 3 9 2

Texas A&M Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER OR DR TR RPG
Savion Flagg 62 165 227 7.8
Christian Mekowulu 75 101 176 6.1
Josh Nebo 61 89 150 5.6
Wendell Mitchell 25 91 116 4.5
Jay Jay Chandler 19 72 91 3.3
Brandon Mahan 18 70 88 3.0
John Walker III 23 46 69 2.6
T.J. Starks 13 47 60 2.2
Chris Collins 1 28 29 1.3

Mississippi State Scoring Leaders

PLAYER PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Quinndary Weatherspoon 18.4 189 126 49
Lamar Peters 11.1 111 43 69
Tyson Carter 10.3 115 28 51
Reggie Perry 9.8 104 77 9
Nick Weatherspoon 9.6 89 33 20
Aric Holman 9.1 97 44 36
Robert Woodard II 5.2 61 23 12
Abdul Ado 4.9 46 41 0

Mississippi State Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER OR DR TR RPG
Reggie Perry 77 136 213 7.1
Aric Holman 63 121 184 6.1
Quinndary Weatherspoon 45 104 149 5.0
Abdul Ado 51 71 122 4.5
Robert Woodard II 36 77 113 3.8
Nick Weatherspoon 5 63 68 2.8
Tyson Carter 4 58 62 2.1
Lamar Peters 15 40 55 1.8

NCAA RPI

Texas A&M: 77
Mississippi State: 22

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

Mississippi State Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
#0 Nick Weatherspoon G 6′-2″ 195 SO Canton, MS
#1 Reggie Perry F 6′-10″ 245 FR Thomasville, GA
#2 Lamar Peters G 6′-0″ 185 JR New Orleans, LA
#3 D.J. Stewart G 6′-6″ 195 FR Grace, MS
#4 T.J. Gray G 6′-0″ 165 JR Columbus, MS
#5 Mitch Storm F 6′-7″ 202 JR Madison, MS
#10 Tate Clayton G 6′-2″ 170 SO Tupelo, MS
#11 Quinndary Weatherspoon G 6′-4″ 205 SR Canton, MS
#12 Robert Woodard G 6′-7″ 230 FR Columbus, MS
#15 Prince Oduro F 6′-8″ 255 SO Toronto, ON
#22 KeyShawn Feazell F 6′-8″ 238 SO Newhebron, MS
#23 Tyson Carter G 6′-4″ 168 JR Starkville, MS
#24 Abdul Ado F 6′-11″ 255 SO Lagos, Nigeria
#30 Andrew Junkin F 6′-11″ 240 FR Columbus, MS
#35 Aric Holman F 6′-10″ 225 SR Owensboro, KY
#42 Jethro Tshisumpa F 6′-10″ 260 JR Lubumbashi, Congo
#45 E.J. Datcher C 6′-10″ 250 JR Harpersville, AL

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 L 66-55
2-Mar vs Vanderbilt W 64-57
5-Mar vs South Carolina L 71-54
9-Mar at Mississippi State

Mississippi State Schedule/Results

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
9-Nov vs Austin Peay W 95-67
11-Nov vs Hartford W 77-59
16-Nov vs Long Beach St W 79-51
Nov 19* at Arizona State L 72-67
Nov 21* vs. St. Mary’s W 61-57
26-Nov vs Alcorn State W 88-65
30-Nov at Dayton W 65-58
4-Dec vs McNeese W 90-77
Dec 8* at Clemson W 82-71
15-Dec vs Cincinnati W 70-59
19-Dec vs Wofford W 98-87
22-Dec vs Wright State W 67-63
29-Dec vs BYU W 103-81
8-Jan at South Carolina L 87-82
12-Jan vs Ole Miss L 81-77
15-Jan vs Florida W 71-68
19-Jan at Vanderbilt W 71-55
22-Jan at Kentucky L 76-54
26-Jan vs Auburn W 92-84
29-Jan at Alabama L 83-79
2-Feb at Ole Miss W 81-75
6-Feb vs LSU L 92-88
9-Feb vs Kentucky L 71-67
12-Feb vs Alabama W 81-62
16-Feb at Arkansas W 77-67
20-Feb at Georgia W 68-67
23-Feb vs South Carolina W 76-61
26-Feb vs Missouri W 68-49
2-Mar at Auburn L 80-74
5-Mar at Tennessee L 71-54
9-Mar vs Texas A&M

Texas A&M-Mississippi State Prediction

Texas A&M had a terrible January and a much-improved February. The Aggies, however, regressed earlier this week in a blowout loss to a South Carolina squad which had been struggling. A&M has showed it can win on the road in the SEC – at Alabama and Arkansas in particular – but the South Carolina loss reminded SEC observers that the Aggies are in the bottom tier of the league for a reason. Mississippi State has lost consecutive games, but the Bulldogs had tough assignments on the road at Auburn and Tennessee. Back home for Senior Day, and headed for the NCAA Tournament in a very successful season, Mississippi State figures to regroup and enter the SEC Tournament on a high note. If there is a dark horse at the SEC Tournament, MSU might represent one of the more realistic choices to cause havoc in the brackets. Mississippi State 70, Texas A&M 61. (Matt Zemek)

This game tips off at 1:00 PM CT (2:00 PM ET). TV: ESPN2.

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