Not Just Dumb, Aggie Dumb
from texassports.comTexas vs. Penn: By the Numbers
+16.0____________Scoring Margin __________+9.0
38.2 ____________FG % Defense __________42.1
38.0________________3 FG %______________32.1
32.4____________3 FG % Defense__________37.3
40.2 __________Rebound Average__________32.1
30.2________Rebounds Against Average______33.2
13.7 __________Turnovers per game ________13.4
14.3________Turnovers Forced per game______18.0
Statistically, Texas leads in nearly every category. Most importantly could be rebounding. Texas has dominated weaker teams on the glass with a combination of tucker, aldridge, and buckman. Penn does take the advantage is turnovers forced, and against the texas guards, that can be huge. Gibson has shown that he isnt great at protecting the ball and if penn can force him into handling the ball more than paulino, they could pressure him on defense into turning it over. putting the ball in gibson's hands is also a sure way to make sure that aldridge doesnt get too many touches. Do expect tucker to get plenty of touches as his assertiveness and competitiveness will almost undoubtedly lead to him having another huge game. If this team wants to make it deep into the tournament, they are gonna need to learn how to use aldridge and tucker's dominance inside together.
Should be a fairly easy win the Texas, although with the success the lower seeds have had in the tournament, im definitely not letting my guard down.
.... Go NeTs