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A Look At Alabama A&M

December 28, 2010
College Basketball
http://statsheet.com/charts/chartlets/2010/12/28/mcb_games_2010_12_28_2010_12_28_alabama_am_vs_north_carolina_state_278257.js
 
Rank and Records AAMU   NCSU
RPI #324   #52
Strength of Schedule #117   #42
Overall 3-5   7-4
Conference 0-0   0-0
Home 3-1   5-1
Away 0-4   0-2
Top 25 0-0   0-2
RPI Top 50 0-0   0-4

 

Scouting Report (from KenPom.com)

Stats include games through Sunday, December 26
against D-I teams only

Category Offense Defense D-I Avg
Adj. Efficiency: 83.0 338 105.1 260 100.2
Adj. Tempo: 69.0 113 67.9
Four Factors
Effective FG%: 40.7 338 53.5 308 48.7
Turnover %: 23.7 289 23.7 53 21.0
Off. Reb. %: 30.5 244 41.3 335 32.8
FTA/FGA: 21.3 345 45.6 288 37.9
Miscellaneous Components
3P%: 27.3 328 36.0 234 34.2
2P%: 40.7 321 53.3 314 47.4
FT%: 57.4 341 59.3 4 68.3
Block%: 10.0 221 7.7 223 9.3
Steal%: 11.0 274 9.8 154 9.7
Style Components
3PA/FGA: 26.9 299 27.8 44 32.9
A/FGM: 43.4 331 52.7 136 54.2
Defensive Fingerprint: Mostly Man
Point Distribution (% of total points)
3-Pointers: 23.5 258 22.4 298 27.4
2-Pointers: 63.4 4 57.5 41 51.6
Free Throws: 13.1 345 20.2 205 21.0

 

Other than a nifty logo and an ampersand, The University of Alabama A&M doesn't bring much to the table.

In fact, given there are 345 Division I teams, that they're #324 in the RPI tells you just about all you need to know.

A look at the KenPom scouting report yields a lot of red numbers, and that ain't good. In fact, about the only thing they succeed at is forcing turnovers, and given how bad they do everything else, it's probably an insignificant stat relative to the outcome of their games.

So, with no disrespect to A&M, they are a nameless, faceless opponent in the grand scheme of things. This game will be 100% about how State performs against another tomato can OOC opponent. If they struggle to put A&M away in the first half of the game, let alone if it's remotely close at the end of the game, the handful of folks at the game will be audibly displeased.

Let's face it…after striking out against all of the prime OOC foes and struggling to win against Delaware St. and Youngstown St., every game from here on will be a referendum on Sidney Lowe. Any close wins against low-level opponents or blowout losses against equal or superior foes will bring louder and louder drumbeats for a change, particularly if the return of Tracy Smith doesn't bring about noticeable improvement.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Scott permalink
    December 28, 2010 10:26 am

    you say A A&M's defensive fingerprint is "mostly man"… what's ours?  "mostly sucky"?

  2. admin permalink
    December 28, 2010 10:28 am

    "Mostly dead"

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