Texas A&M vs. Oklahoma State- December 7, 2019
Oklahoma State is a team that started last season with six straight wins and would end the season with four straight losses. Despite the ups and downs, they are a team that has potential to be really good.
On the other hand, Texas A&M is also a team that has potential to be really good.
A matchup between these two teams will demonstrate what group will be in fact REALLY GOOD in 2019-2020.
Texas A&M leading scorer, Chennedy Carter, will be set to return for her junior season. As a sophomore, Carter averaged 23.3 points per game and fell under the 20 point scoring mark only three times.
The Aggies offensive trigger begins and ends with Carter. The two-time All-American is fun to watch, so if you need any reason to tune in… it would be to watch Carter go to work.
For Oklahoma State, height is not essentially a factor that is always mentioned. If you can flat out play, height is not always a factor… but when you have a roster with 10 players 6-foot and above that is something to be noted.
Texas A&M ‘sroster is not too far behind with eight players on their roster that are 6 feet or taller, but Texas A&M thrives off of guard play. Oklahoma State will thrive off of outside play. Their team consists of players that are tall, but can let it fly from three point territory.
The Sooners made 6.9 threes per game, to the Aggies 3.9 threes per game. We can argue that the Aggies simply did not shoot as many threes, as they finished the season 133-392 from beyond the arc.
On the other hand, the Sooners attempted 609 threes and made 200 of them.
Although Oklahoma State shot just 32 percent from deep, the fact that they have the confidence to fire them so rapidly can be dangerous, leaving us with the thought that more threes could fall in the 2019-2020 season… and potentially against the Aggies.
From a statical standpoint, both teams can matchup well.
Both teams averaged around 13.3 turnovers per game, while also making their opponents turn over the ball a little over 14 times per game. This can lead to the prediction that the team who turns over the ball less will come out on top.
Texas A&M and Oklahoma State can also count on a defensive game plan that consists of getting steals.
The Aggies averaged 6.1 steals per game and the Aggies averaged 6.9 assist per game. This is something that can change, but being defensive minded would not be a bad idea.
If Oklahoma State wants a chance at defeating the Aggies, then it starts with the mindset of shutting down Carter.