Aggies Take On Tech Tonight (8:00 - ESPN-U) & A Quick Look Back At Texas
A quick look at Tech
First things first - The Aggies take on Tech tonight at the Brown Barn On The Brazos. The game can be seen on ESPN-U at 8:00.
I think the Aggies are going to come out and get a great dose of some much needed medicine tonight. After a grueling stretch to open league play, the Aggies finally get a bit of a breather when the Red Raiders come to town tonight and Pat Knight's bunch is merely a shadow of teams from year's past as he just does not have the horses he needs to compete night in and night out.
John Roberson (14.1 PPG / 5.9 APG), Alan Voskuil (13.6 PPG / 4.5 RPG) and Mike Singletary (11.1 PPG / 5.8 RPG) are about the only three serious ballers on Knight's squad and they don't carry enough fire power with them to carry the Raiders to levels that fans became used to when Bob Knight was running the show.
I think that Pat Knight could certainly be a successful coach in Lubbock, but he is going to need a few years to restock the cupboard.
I would look for the Aggies to come out very angry and ready to prove a point tonight.
I think the Aggies walk handily.
Aggie Hoops Report Score Prediction:
Texas Tech 66
Texas A&M 85
A quick look back at Texas
Last Saturday, the Aggies dropped a game to Texas in Austin by a final score of 67-58. The Aggies came out in the first half and played great and were only down 30-28 as they went to the break. Junior Elonu started the show scoring 11 of his 12 points in the first half as he helped pace the Aggies.
In the 2nd half, the Longhorns came out and put the defensive clamps on Elonu and changed the pace for the Aggies.
The Aggies got as close as 1 point at 36-37 before Damion James put the game on ice with a very impressive scoring outburst (11 points in 2 minutes). When James was done, UT was up 52-40 and from that point, the Aggies just did not have enough left in the tank to get back in the game.
They played much better than I think most of us were expecting them to and I thought their effort was great all night, especially on the defensive end (AJ Abrams only had 9 points on 3 of 10 shooting).
OK - That's it, not much else worth spending too much time on from the loss to UT.
The one thing I am taking away from the game was that I now feel fairly certain that the Aggies can and will take down UT when they come calling on Reed Arena in mid-February. I thought they matched up pretty well with the Longhorns.
Alright - Talk to you guys later this week.