Texas A&M (16-10) Takes On Tennessee (15-10)

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1ST2ND 4OT TOTAL SPREAD
  Tennessee 28 34 31 93 +2.0
  Texas A&M 31 31 23 85 -2.0
Sat, Feb 23 2013, 03:00 PM CST

Reed Arena
College Station, TX
Attendance: 7,828
TV: SEC Network, MSG

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On Saturday, Texas A&M plays host to Tennessee at Reed Arena. It gets started at 4 p.m. EST and it can be seen on SEC Network or MSG. The Aggies have not played the Volunteers since the 2003-04 season, when they fell 108-84.

Texas A&M is in eigth place in the SEC and will be trying to close the gap with Tennessee, who is currently in seventh place.

In a 65-56 triumph over Auburn on Feb. 20, Elston Turner put up 21 points for the Aggies. He leads the team with 17.3 points per game. For the Volunteers, Jordan McRae finished with 34 points and 6 rebounds in the 82-72 win over LSU on Feb. 19. His 14.9 points per game is the highest mark on the team. When considering the Four Factors, Tennessee performs well in free throw rate at 44.6 percent. This ranks first in the conference and 13th in the country.

StatSmack! Texas A&M is better than Tennessee
  • More violent crime happens in Knoxville so be careful if you visit (when compared to College Station -- according to the FBI).
  • The Texas A&M three-point leader (Elston Turner, 61 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the Tennessee three-point leader (Skylar McBee, 38 three-pointers).
  • Alex Caruso is ranked 6th in the SEC in assists and 46th nationally in steals.
  • Over the past 10 years, Texas A&M has had more players drafted by the NBA than Tennessee (five vs. one).
TENN Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Jarnell Stokes 29 13 9 1 1 1 2
B Jordan McRae 32 15 4 2 1 1 3
B Trae Golden 29 12 3 4 0 0 2
C+ Josh Richardson 30 8 4 1 1 1 2
C Kenny Hall 21 6 5 0 0 1 2
C Skylar McBee 24 6 1 1 0 0 0
C- Derek Reese 14 4 2 1 0 0 0
C- Armani Moore 13 2 3 1 1 1 1
D+ Q. Chievous 10 2 2 0 0 0 1
D+ Yemi Makenjuola 8 2 2 0 0 0 0
D+ Rob Murphy 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
D+ D. Edwards 9 3 2 0 0 0 0
D Brandon Lopez 7 0 1 1 0 0 1
TAMU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Elston Turner 35 17 3 2 1 0 2
C+ Fabyon Harris 30 12 2 1 1 0 2
C+ Ray Turner 23 9 6 0 0 1 1
C+ K. Roberson 24 7 7 1 1 1 1
C Alex Caruso 24 5 3 3 2 1 2
C J`Mychal Reese 28 7 3 2 1 0 2
D+ Andrew Young 14 3 3 0 0 0 1
D+ Jarod Jahns 14 2 2 0 0 0 0
D+ Jordan Green 13 3 1 1 0 0 1
D Blake McDonald 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Grant Jolly 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Keith Davis 6 0 1 0 0 0 1
D- Kyle Dobbins 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
F D. Alexander 3 0 0 0 0 0 0

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1 Florida 36-3 18-0
2 Kentucky 29-11 12-6
2 Georgia 20-14 12-6
4 Tennessee 24-13 11-7
5 Arkansas 22-12 10-8
6 Missouri 23-12 9-9
6 LSU 20-14 9-9
6 Ole Miss 19-14 9-9
 9Texas A&M 18-16 8-10
10 Vanderbilt 15-16 7-11
10 Alabama 13-19 7-11
12 Auburn 14-16 6-12
13 South Carolina 14-20 5-13
14 MState 14-19 3-15
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2013-2014 Roster

#13 Juan Aparicio So G 6-4 201
#34 Payton Carrell Sr F 6-6 210
#21 Alex Caruso So G 6-5 183
#25 Kyle Dobbins Fr G 6-0 172
#15 D. Fitzgerald Fr F 6-7 201
#5 Jordan Green Jr G 6-5 188
#12 Fabyon Harris Sr G 5-11 178
#45 Dylan Johns Fr C 6-11 227
#0 Jalen Jones Jr G 6-7 220
#23 Jamal Jones Jr G 6-8 197
#10 Blake McDonald Sr G 5-11 175
#4 Tavario Miller Fr F 6-7 224
#11 J`Mychal Reese So G 6-1 173
#14 K. Roberson Jr F 6-9 244
#2 Shawn Smith Fr G 6-4 192
#24 Antwan Space So F 6-8 224
#20 Don Thomas Jr G 6-0 185
#22 Ramon White So G 6-2 180