INSIDE LOOK: Souting Texas A&M

A look inside the numbers of the Texas A&M Aggies.

Scouting Texas A&M

 

Texas A&M Aggies

 

Conference: Big XII

 

Overall record: 22-8

 

Conference record: 10-6

 

Coach: Billy Gillespie

 

Record vs. NCAA teams: 3-6

 

Results vs. NCAA teams: Beat Southern 88-44, Texas 46-43, Syracuse 66-58 (1st rnd. NCAAs). Lost to Pacific 63-56; Oklahoma 45-44, 71-63; Kansas 83-73; Texas 83-70, 74-70.

Seed: 12

 

 

Vital Statistics:

 

Points per game: 69

 

Points allowed: 60.4

 

Scoring margin: +8.6

 

FG percentage: .450

 

FG allowed: .413

 

3PT percentage: .358

 

3PT allowed: .350

 

3PT-to-FG attempts: .349

 

FT percentage: .675

 

FT totals: 451/668

 

 

Starting Five:

 

G         Jr.        Acie Law                     6-3      185      15.9

G         So.       Dominique Kirk              6-3      180      7.0

F         Sr.        Chris Walker                6-5       210      3.8

F         Jr.         Marlon Pompey            6-8       225      5.4

F         Sr.        Joseph Jones               6-9       250      15.8

 

First off the bench:

 

G         Fr.        Josh Carter                  6-5       175      8.2

C         Jr.        Antanas Kavaliauskas     6-10      250      6.2

 

 

The skinny:

 

The Aggies are one of the surprise teams in the NCAA Tournament his season. After years of struggling through NCAA probation and scholarship limitations, coach Billy Gillespie has the Aggies in the Big Dance for the first time ever in the 64-team era. Logging an important 46-43 win over No. 7 Texas in the regular season, the Aggie secured a tournament bid with the program's first-ever Big XII victory over Colorado. The Aggies aren't blessed with athleticism, which has been their downfall versus more physical teams. Texas A&M likes to be aggressive with a man-to-man defense and held opponents to 53 points per game during a seven-game winning streak during conference play. The Aggies look to junior guard Acie Law (6-3, 185, 15.9 ppg) for the big shot, but would rather give the ball to big man Joseph Jones (6-9, 250, 15.8) down low as their primary scoring threat. However, when it is only Law and Jones producing, that is typically when things go south for the Aggies. Texas A&M was expected to win a game in the tournament, but anything else was to be considered lagniappe.

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