Kentucky has a very important basketball game tomorrow. That you should know already. Here is some of the stuff you may not know, but need to familiarize yourself with immediately.
Opponent: Texas A&M (19-7, 8-5)
Start Time: 6:30 ET
Crew: Dan Shulman, Play-By-Play; Jay Bilas, Commentary; Shannon Spake, Sideline
Opening Line: Texas A&M -1
What John Calipari said about the Aggies…
“They have great post game. They have guards that are creative and make plays. Obviously (Danuel) House can go for 40 (points). They have other guys that come off the bench that can shoot the ball well. (Alex) Caruso is one of the best passers you will ever see. He tries to steal every ball so you have to be aware, you can’t just throw a lazy pass, it’s a layup. And when they get in transition and they run they’re really good. They throw it ahead and just put their head down and go at that basket. And they’ve struggled some, but everybody has. We’re all in the same boat. You got six teams that are right there to have a chance to play postseason, and we’ve all struggled. At one point in the season or another, we’ve all struggled. So, we have five games left, so do they. It should be a terrific basketball game.”
What Billy Kennedy said about the Wildcats…
Video: A&M coach Billy Kennedy on Kentucky coming to town Saturday evening, and the SEC race: pic.twitter.com/D4EnK7Dcy3
— Brent Zwerneman (@BrentZwerneman) February 19, 2016
Points: Jamal Murray, 19.2 PPG | Danuel House, 15.6 PPG
Rebounds: Alex Poythress, 6.6 RPG | Jalen Jones, 7.0 RPG
Assists: Tyler Ulis, 6.8 APG | Alex Caruso, 4.9 APG
Points Per Game: Kentucky, 78.8 | Texas A&M, 75.9
Points Allowed: Kentucky, 67.0 | Texas A&M, 65.4
Field Goal Percentage: Kentucky, 47.3% | Texas A&M, 45.8%
Three-Point Percentage: Kentucky, 35.1% | Texas A&M, 36.3%
Rebounds Per Game: Kentucky, 39.1 | Texas A&M, 38.2
A&M’s Last Five Games
Five Fun Facts!
1.) Kentucky and Texas A&M have met four times in conference play and two of the four games have gone to overtime. Kentucky won both OT games and holds a 3-1 record in the SEC series.
2.) Former Mississippi State coach and Kentucky native Rick Stansbury is an assistant under Billy Kennedy.
3.) A&M’s Alex Caruso leads the SEC in steals for a second consecutive season. He led the league in assists the past two years.
4.) The Aggies won seven consecutive games to open conference play, then lost five straight.
5.) Danuel House, A&M’s best player, is enrolled in Introduction To Basketball:
— Tyler (@theHart_ofTX) February 8, 2016