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DAY 51 NCAA Basketball Tuesday (12/27)

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GAME TIME 7:00 PM (est)

Northwestern State (8-4) at Texas A&M (6-5)

FG% 3PT% FT%

NW 40.3 35.8 69.8

A&M 44.3 32.8 72.6

Both teams came into the game on 2-game losing streaks however NW State is 1-2 against AP Top 20 teams and A&M has not played any top ranked teams. Northwestern State 7-3 against D1 teams and 5-1 on the road this season. They can play on the road upsetting TCU 64-63 and giving Southern Miss their only loss 84-82. They were also a 27-point dog on the road to Baylor and led for most of the game but came up short 48-58. Northwestern State averages 75, allowing 75 with totals of 150. Now the bad news, NW State has played Texas A&M eight times at A&M’s home court and is 0-8. Last year NW State lost 61-80. However, NW State was 3-10 at the time. In fact, last year they had only six D1 wins the entire season and three of the wins were against Incarnate word. They are a much improved team this year. The big reason is first year head coach Corey Gipson who replaced Mike McConathy, who retired after 23 years as the Demon head coach. Corey Gipson is young and energetic and inspires the team to win.

Texas A&M is 6-5 this season and 4-4 as a home team. Texas A&M has lost four games to NON power-5 teams (Murray State, Boise, Wofford and Memphis) in those losses they scored 73, allowing 85 with totals of 158. I think A&M is a bit suspect coming into this game. In the Tuesday December 20th game, freshman Jackson Paveletzke scored Wofford's final nine points and finished with 22 points to help the Terriers take down Texas A&M 67-62 on Tuesday. A&M was a 14 point fav in that game.




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