Monday , Nov , 27 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Red-hot Aggies host Trojans in College Station

College Station, TX (Sports Network) – The Texas A&M Aggies welcome the
Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans to College Station for a non-conference clash
this evening.

UALR has won back-to-back games to improve to 4-2 on the young season. The team
was most recently in action on Saturday, as it held on for a hard-fought
58-56 triumph over the Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks. The Trojans did play a team
from Texas A&M’s Big 12 Conference earlier this season, as they lost to
Texas Tech on the road by 34 points.

The Aggies have won all five of their games thus far, and all of those tilts
have taken place at home. The team is coming off Saturday’s 74-44 romp over
Idaho State, and four of the five victories have come by 30 or more
points.

This game marks the first-ever meeting between UALR and Texas A&M on the
hardwood.

Rashad Jones-Jennings is the leading scorer for UALR, as he is netting 13.2
ppg on 52 percent shooting from the floor. He is also an absolute monster on
the glass, as he is pulling down 13.5 rpg. Largely because of his rebounding
prowess, the Trojans are pulling down 7.3 rpg more than their foes. Terrance
Akins is the other double-digit scorer for UALR, as he is posting 12.3
ppg despite his lackluster 38.3 percent shooting from the field. In the two-
point victory over Tennessee-Martin, Akins scored 14 points on 4-of-12 overall
shooting. As for Jones-Jennings, he managed 13 points, 15 rebounds and four
blocks. The Trojans shot just 39.2 percent from the floor in the clash, but
they were able to force 18 turnovers while also earning a 15-9 offensive
rebounding advantage.

Texas A&M has yet to be tested this season, as it has had no trouble getting
by some weak non-conference opponents. The Aggies are racking up 78.6 ppg on
53.1 percent shooting from the floor, and they are limiting opponents to 49.0
ppg on 28.4 percent efficiency from the field. Acie Law is the leading scorer
for Texas A&M, as he is posting 16.6 ppg to go along with 4.6 apg. Josh Carter
adds 13.6 ppg, while Joseph Jones checks in with 13.2 ppg. It is certainly
worth pointing out that eight of the nine top scorers for the Aggies are
shooting over 50 percent from the floor. Carter was simply sensational in the
win over Idaho State last time out, as he nailed 8-of-10 three-pointers en
route to 26 points. Law was outstanding as well, as he contributed 22 points
and nine assists. The Aggies shot 62.2 percent from the field and limited the
Bengals to 28.8 percent.

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