Head-to-Head: Arkansas Razorbacks vs Tennessee Volunteers
Texas A&M Aggies Head-to-Head Tennessee Buzz Williams Head Coach Rick Barnes 23-11(9-9, 5th in SEC) Standing 25-7 (14-4, 3rd in SEC) Leader (Per Game) Quenton Jackson (14.6) PPG Kennedy Chandler (13.6) Henry Coleman III (6.3) RPG Josiah-Jordan James (5.8) Marcus Williams (3.4) APG Kennedy Chandler (4.6) Quenton Jackson (1.7) SPG Kennedy Chandler (2.2) Ethan Henderson (0.7) BPG John Fulkerson (1.0) Ethan Henderson (. 623) FG% Uros Plavsic (. 568) Tyrece Radford (. 415) 3P% Olivier Nkamhoua (. 448)
Why Might the Texas A&M Aggies Win?
The Texas A&M Aggies did not have a great regular reason but have been excellent in the SEC Tournament. They will be facing a tough opponent in Tennessee Volunteers. It is important that they play tough defense and keep Kennedy Chandler off the field.
Tennessee does not have the best offense in the SEC, but they have an efficient offense centered around passing and team basketball. Arkansas must reduce passing lanes, and restrict ball movement. They will reduce scoring chances if they do.
Kennedy Chandler was not an incredible scorer during the regular season. He is however coming off an impressive game against the Kentucky Wildcats at the SEC Tournament Semifinals. He scored 19 points on 8-16 shooting. Or Chandler will pay. The Razorbacks can’t leave Chandler out and allow him to take open shots.
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Why might the Tennessee Volunteers win?
The Tennessee Volunteers may be the favorites in this game but are facing a Texas A&M squad that has beat two top-15 teams in the last two days. Quenton Jackson must be slowed down and turnovers should not be a concern for the Volunteers.
Texas A&M does not have an incredible defense, but they are very good at stealing the ball. The Aggies average 10.4 steals a game. The ball isn’t stolen by any one person. The whole team should play their part. Volunteers must protect the ball, and they should be careful of Aggies’ defense.
Quenton Jackson is coming off a massive Semifinals game against the Arkansas Razorbacks. He led the Aggies in scoring with 20 points and went to the free-throw line eight times. Jackson knows that he needs another win to beat Tennessee so the Volunteers must slow Jackson down and make him look at his team.
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Aggies Key Player: (G) Quenton Jackson
Guard Quenton Jackson has been one of the few bright spots on this Aggies team. He leads them with 14.6 points per game and hits almost 50% of his shots from the field.
I didn’t pick Quenton Jackson to be the Aggies main player due to his regular season. Now that the regular season has ended, the Aggies will be looking for the SEC Tournament win and March Madness. Jackson was chosen because of his terrorizing the SEC defenses during this tournament. He is averaging 17 points per game over the SEC Tournament on excellent shooting.
Jackson needs to continue to take charge in this game, and the Aggies might win the tournament.
Volunteers Key Player: (G) Kennedy Chandler
Guard Kennedy Chandler has led the Volunteers to an excellent regular season finish and a #10 ranking. Although his counting statistics are quite impressive, his impact on the team is far greater than that shown in the scoresheet.
Chandler averages 13.6 points per game, 4.6 assists, and 2.2 steals. Chandler is the head of the Tennessee offense, and has a major role on defense. He is an annoying nuisance, making it difficult for his guards.
Chandler will likely have to guard Quenton Jackson in this game. Chandler must play tough defense against Quenton Jackson and make him take poor shots.
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How to Watch Texas A&M Aggies vs Tennessee Volunteers
Texas A&M Aggies vs Tennessee Volunteers Information What Texas A&M Aggies vs Tennessee Volunteers Where Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida When Sunday, March 13, 1: 00 PM EST How to Watch ESPN