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Texas A&M vs. LSU: Game preview, prediction, TV Schedule

PHOENIX, AZ - DECEMBER 05: Tyler Davis
PHOENIX, AZ - DECEMBER 05: Tyler Davis /

The Texas A&M Aggies look to bounce back after their blowout loss to the Florida Gators with a home game against the LSU Tigers.

TV Schedule: Saturday, Jan. 6, 2:15 p.m. ET, SEC Network

Arena: Reed Arena, College Station, Texas

The Texas A&M Aggies went from being one of the most consistently good teams in college basketball to 0-2 in the SEC extremely fast, suffering two blowout losses at the hands of the Alabama Crimson Tide and Florida Gators.

A team that many, including myself, expected to compete with Kentucky at the top of the conference, that may not be happening any longer and Texas A&M might find themselves just looking to get back in the win column thanks to the absence of several key players.

The good news is that it is very likely they get back in the win column once against as they play the LSU Tigers at home.

The Tigers have just four losses on the season so far, all of which were to good teams, and a few solid wins on their resume, too. Competing with Kentucky in their last game (a three-point loss) was a good sign for the future of this program, but I have a feeling close losses are going to be a trend for them this season.

Look, LSU is probably going to finish close to the bottom of the SEC this year. This team is young, rebuilding, and trying to figure out how to play under Will Wade. However, Wade is an amazing coach and an already successful recruiting, and LSU is on the right track. It won’t happen this season, and it might not happen next season, but LSU will be back sooner rather than later.

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Which is exactly why Texas A&M should win this game. The Aggies, despite their flaws, should get things done at home against a weaker SEC opponent – even though it will be a bit too close for comfort.

Prediction: Texas A&M 75, LSU 68