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By The Numbers: Trends leading to Texas A&M's dreadful 4-game slide

January 31, 2022
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Here’s a statistical look, by the numbers, at the Texas A&M men’s basketball team after dropping four straight games to go from 4-0 in SEC play to an even 4-4.

-16 - A&M’s drop in the NET Rankings during this recent four-game slide. The Aggies sat 49th entering the Kentucky game and started receiving mention in Bracketology as a possible NCAA Tournament team. However, the Maroon & White have since fallen to No. 65 in the NET as of Monday morning.

-6 - Steals differential between the 4-0 start and the 0-4 current stretch for Quenton Jackson. In the first four league games, Jackson had nine steals, including five in a road win at Missouri. In the last four games, Jackson has just three steals total.

-3.25 - Dip in assists per game for Marcus Williams during the four-game losing skid vs. where he was during A&M’s four-game winning streak to open up league play. In the first four SEC games, Williams ranked No. 2 in the SEC at 5.5 assists per game during that span. Since then, he has just nine assists total in the last five games with 15 turnovers (2.25 assists per game).

-2.5 - Scoring differential for Tyrece Radford from the 4-0 start to the current 0-4 slide. The Virginia Tech transfer opened his first SEC season averaging 11.25 points per game and shooting 33.3 percent from three. In the last four games, Radford is averaging just 8.75 points and is shooting just 23.1 percent from deep.

#1 - Andre Gordon’s ranking in the SEC in 3-point percentage. The junior is averaging 47.1 percent shooting from deep, and while he suffered a four-game lapse between Ole Miss and the OT loss at Arkansas in which he made just 1-of-8 from three, he has recovered to make 7-of-14 (50%) in his last two games. Gordon is shooting 40.7 percent from beyond the arc in SEC play, good for third in the league.

#6 - Henry Coleman III’s SEC ranking in rebounds during league play. Coleman is grabbing an average of 7.4 boards per game in the eight conference games. That’s up 1.4 rebounds per game from his full-season average. The sophomore Duke transfer also ranks 10th in the SEC in scoring during conference play (14.0 PPG) and is second in the league in field goal percentage in SEC games (65.2%).

#10 - A&M’s SEC ranking in 3-point field goal percentage in league games only (29.0%). The Ags entered the Kentucky game ranked No. 1 in 3-point shooting in the league (37.4%) but have been dreadful from beyond the arc in their last four games, making just 23-of-99 3-point attempts during this losing skid (23.2%).

#12 - A&M’s SEC ranking in three-point defense in league games. The Aggies are allowing their opponents to shoot 33.8 percent from three through eight SEC games. That leads only Mississippi State (34.3%) and Tennessee (34.9%).

13 - Days since A&M found itself leading Kentucky in the final eight minutes in front of a Reed Arena record crowd of 14,036, with sights set on a 5-0 start to SEC play. Instead, the Aggies failed to score a point in the final 2:48 of that game and have suddenly lost four consecutive games.

13.6% - 3-point percentage for Quenton Jackson during the four-game losing skid, after making 4-of-12 (33.3%) in the first four SEC games. Jackson was 0-of-5 against South Carolina on Saturday.

#108 - A&M’s national ranking in opponent 3-point percentage (32.0%).

#120 - A&M’s national ranking in points per game (72.4).

#126 - A&M’s national ranking in rebounds per game (35.7).

#149 - A&M’s national ranking in offensive efficiency (1.009 points per possession).

#246 - A&M’s national ranking in defensive rebounds per game (22.5).

#344 - A&M’s national ranking in free-throw percentage (64.3%). That’s second to last among major-conference teams behind USC (63.7%).

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By The Numbers: Trends leading to Texas A&M's dreadful 4-game slide

1,064 Views | 2 Replies | Last: 4 mo ago by BigJim49 AustinNowDallas
Gabe Bock
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I threw the stats in there on Coleman and on Gordon's resurgence from three. Had to find something positive.

When the Ags are winning, we'll do these weekly. When they're losing, you'll still get them every other week at minimum.

Also, Diamond Thoughts will probably look much more like this but with more opinion/analysis mixed in and will probably be a midweek thing. Just FYI! Excited to still have something baseball related coming up this spring.
BigJim49 AustinNowDallas
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Excellent analysis-- Jackson the main reason we are losing. Scouting by opponents the reason?
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