We go for the trifecta against A&M schools... although this one might be a wee bit tougher tham Bama and Florida A&M. Just a hunch. Anyways, here's their season stats.
For kicks, here's their press release about this monumental matchup.
They're 6-1, but not all that impressive. They nipped a mediocre Arizona team in their last game, but other than that.... eh. They did lose to Tulsa in South Padre Island who looked to be a decent squad until losing at Ohio and getting crushed by Oklahoma.
I admit, outside of a couple of minutes against Tulsa I haven't seen much of A&M this year... and the short time that I did I was getting my body adjusted back to east coast time from Hawaii so my attention span wasn't up to snuff. I saw good interior defense, but they were slow covering the perimeter and had an even harder time scoring than us (I know that sounds unbelievable, but it's true).
- 44% FG
- 36% 3PT FG
- 68% FT
- +5.4 rebound margin
- roughly 6 steals per game
Prediction: We need to shut down Josh Carter... do that and we should win. Don't and we might be get an Oregon type smackdown. If A&M continues to leave guys open beyond the arc we could give them an Oregon type beat down... if we take advantage of it. I look for Ronald Steele to go off. Maybe we'll have a Torrance sighting as he seems to be the only guard we got that can actually drive it to the basket past defenders and NOT BOUNCE IT OFF HIS FOOT! We complete the A&M sweep... Bama in an ugly 60-56 win for 5 in a row. I'll take it and smile.