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OU/A&M Preview - Game Thread

Location: College Station, Texas (Reed Arena)
Tip: 1:05 p.m. CST
Radio: Sooner Radio Network (Flagship KRXO 107.7 FM in OKC); Yahoo! Broadcast (subscription)
Series: OU leads 25-1

F  24  Nate Carter (6-6, 220, Sr., 9.1 ppg, 4.3 rpg)
F  32  Taylor Griffin (6-7, 232, So., 7.4 ppg, 6.6 rpg)
G  2   Michael Neal (6-3, 198, Sr., 10.7 ppg, 3.3 rpg)
G  5   Tony Crocker (6-5, 187, Fr., 9.9 ppg, 4.3 rpg)
G  20  Austin Johnson (6-3, 160, So., 8.7 ppg, 3.3 apg)

F  44  Antanas Kavaliauskas (6-9, 250, Sr., 11.8 ppg, 5.6 rpg)
C  30  Joseph Jones (6-9, 250, Jr., 13.6 ppg, 6.7 rpg)
G  1   Acie Law (6-3, 195, Sr., 16.5 ppg 4.8 apg)
G  22  Dominique Kirk (6-3, 180, Jr., 6.8 ppg, 3.5 rpg)
G  23  Josh Carter (6-7, 195, So., 11.7 ppg, 3.3 rpg)

Sooner Scoop
Monday night's loss to Oklahoma State may have snapped a two game winning streak for the Sooners but it didn't end their streak of aggressive and improved play.  Nate Carter scored 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Taylor Griffin blocked three shots. Michael Neal went cold in the second half but scored 13 points in the first. OU does need to get a little more solid play from the guards. Tony Crocker has been held under double digits the last four games and Crocker along with Bobby Maze combined for nine of OU's 16 turnovers.

Update on the Aggies
Senior guard Acie Law averages 16.5 points, 4.8 assists and 1.4 steals a game, leading the team in all catagories.  He is shooting .525 from the field, .435 from 3-point range and .753 from the foul line.  Junior center Joseph Jones averages 13.6 points and a team-high 6.7. Senior forward Antanas Kavaliauskas contributes 11.8 points and 5.6 boards a game and is shooting .594 from the floor.  Josh Carter scores 11.7 points a game and ranks third in the Big 12 with .490 3-point percentage.  Junior guard Dominique Kirk scores 6.8 points and dishes 3.2 assists per game.  
Until Wednesday night the Aggies were the only undefeated team in conference play. They will be looking to rebound from a 70- 68 loss to Texas Tech.  Unfortunately OU may be the perfect rebound team if they can't produce on the offensive end of the floor.

Official Machine Prediction
Unfortunately I have to go against the Sooners on the road. A&M 58 - OU 53