They've had an interesting last 2 games... won at Kentucky and got throttled at home against Florida (the class of this really bad conference). Looking at who they've played so far, the only impressive win was in Lexington... but this ain't the Kentucky we are used to. They have lost @ Oklahoma, @ St Louis, and to Southern at home.
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Elston Turner is the guy to watch... he can score (16.3) as UK found out. A&M have 3 that can hit 3s at over a 40% clip in Turner, Fabyon Harris, and J'Mychal Reese. Defending the perimeter is huge against them as their post player Ray Turner while putting in 11.2/game isn't going to be the difference-maker in this one. We should be able to nullify him with Gueye/Jacobs. At least I hope that is the case.
Hopefully Releford is back today as we'll need his scoring and his ability to penetrate the lane. Cooper has been a pleasant surprise with his mid-range jumper which could open up the inside if Jacobs can build on his game @ $tate.
- 65.4 PPG (59.9- defensive)
- +3.3 rebound margin
- .451/.385 FG/3pt FG
- .701 FT
We have a winnable next 5 games. Not that I think this team is going to the NCAAT, but win the next 5 and things get interesting in conference play.
Game time is 6PM EST on FSN.