Texas A and M Faces Memphis in Nonconference Clash After Dominant Offensive Display

Texas A and M Faces Memphis in Nonconference: No. 21 Texas A&M is set to take on Memphis in a nonconference matchup, seeking to build on their near-perfect offensive performance in the previous game against DePaul. In that game, the Aggies sank 11 3-pointers in the first half, establishing a commanding 62-30 halftime lead. Their offensive efficiency was remarkable, averaging 2.1 points per possession.

Aggies coach Buzz Williams acknowledges that the Memphis game won’t be as easy but sees it as a valuable challenge for his team. With a rugged nonconference schedule, Williams emphasizes the need for experience and maturity in facing such matchups.

Against DePaul, Jace Carter, an Illinois-Chicago transfer, stood out with four 3-pointers and a team-high 14 points. Wade Taylor IV leads Texas A&M in scoring, averaging 18 points per game.

On the other side, the Tigers come into the game with a 6-2 record, following an 85-80 overtime win against VCU. St. John’s transfer David Jones contributed 23 points and eight rebounds, while former Alabama guard Jahvon Quinerly added 20 points and six assists.

Despite solid wins against programs like Missouri, Michigan, and then-No. 20 Arkansas, Memphis coach Penny Hardaway expresses concerns about team chemistry and the need for players to prioritize team success over individual achievements.

The status of Memphis forward Jordan Brown, who missed the VCU game due to illness, remains uncertain for the upcoming matchup against Texas A&M. Brown, a first-team All-Sun Belt Conference player last season, has struggled to match his previous season’s performance, contributing only 6.1 points and 3.9 rebounds per game through seven games.

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