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American Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Release - December 5th, 2023

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American Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Release - November 28th, 2023


Below is the American Athletic Conference men’s basketball release for December 5th, 2023.

OFFENSIVE EFFICIENCY

Vladislav Goldin of Florida Atlantic ranks second in the nation in field goal percentage at 75.4 percent.

Tulane ranks fourth in the nation, shooting 53.1 percent from the field, while Florida Atlantic is 14th at 50.7 percent.

 

TAKING ADVANTAGE FROM THE CHARITY STRIPE

Tulane ranks first in the nation in both free throws made per game (24.4) and free throws attempted per game (31.4). The Green Wave is converting at a 77.7 percent clip (24th in the nation).


DOUBLING UP

Charlotte’s Igor Milicic Jr has recorded four double-doubles and is tied for 10th in the nation. After returning from an injury, East Carolina’s Brandon Johnson has recorded back-to-back double-doubles and three in his last five games.


CRANKING UP THE DEFENSE

Tulane ranks 10th in the nation with 10.6 steals per contest and is 18th in turnover margin at +5.1 per game.

Wichita State’s Quincy Ballard is 19th in the nation in blocks with 2.44 per game and has the seventh-most overall blocks with 22. Ballard had seven blocks against Norfolk State on November 25, the most for the Shockers since 2013.


NEEDING EXTRA TIME

Temple defeated La Salle, 106-99, in three overtimes on November 29. It was the first time Temple had played three extra sessions since February 11, 1990 at UMass. It was also the first time the Owls had reached the century mark since a 108-61 victory over Saint Joseph’s on December 10, 2019.


SCHEDULE/RESULTS


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2

UMass 66, South Florida 56

Ole Miss 80, Memphis 77

Rice 65, Houston Christian 56

North Texas 79, Mississippi Valley State 48

Florida Atlantic 90, Charleston 74

Saint Joseph’s 74, Temple 65

Oral Roberts 79, Tulsa 70


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3

Tulane 89, Fordham 81

Missouri 82, Wichita State 72

SMU 90, Texas A&M-Commerce 47


MONDAY, DECEMBER 4

East Carolina 63, UMES 52


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5

No. 11 Florida Atlantic vs. No. 20 Illinois (ESPN)….. 6:30 p.m.

Stetson at Charlotte (ESPN+)………………………….. 7 p.m.

Loyola Chicago at Tulsa (ESPN+)…………….. 8:30 p.m.

North Texas at Boise State…………………………….. 9 p.m.


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6

Memphis at VCU (ESPNU)………………………………….. 7 p.m.

Bloomsburg at Temple (ESPN+)……………………… 7 p.m.

Rice at No. 3 Houston (ESPN+)……………………….. 8 p.m.

SMU at Arizona State (FS1)……………………………. 10 p.m.


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9

Tulane vs. Mississippi State (SEC Network) ….. 11:30 a.m.

South Florida vs. Florida State (ACC Network)… 1:30 p.m.

South Carolina at East Carolina (ESPNU)……. Noon

Charlotte at No. 22 Duke (The CW)…………. 2:15 p.m.

UAB at Arkansas State (ESPN+)………………. 3:30 p.m.

South Dakota State at Wichita State (ESPN+)…… 7 p.m.
 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10

North Texas vs. Fordham (YES)……………… 11:30 a.m.

Arkansas-Fort Smith at UTSA (ESPN+)…………. 1 p.m.

Memphis at No. 21 Texas A&M (ESPN2). 4:30 p.m.

Tulsa at Oklahoma State (ESPNU)…………. 6:30 p.m.

Temple vs. Albany (YES)…………………………………….. 7 p.m.
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Tuesday Finals:

#11 Florida Atlantic 89, #20 Illinois 98

Stetson 62,  Charlotte 85

Loyola Chicago 77, Tulsa 88

North Texas 64, Boise State 69
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Wednesday Finals:

Memphis 85, VCU 80 OT   

Bloomsburg 55, Temple 85

Rice 39, #3 Houston 75

SMU 74, Arizona State 76
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Saturday Finals:

Tulane 76, Mississippi State 106

South Carolina 68, East Carolina 62

South Florida 88, Florida State 72

Charlotte 56, Duke 80

UAB 68, Arkansas State 87

South Dakota State 79, Wichita State 69
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I will have to take back what I said about the Shockers…the only thing Shocking today was that they lost a buy game at home to SDSU.

Here's what a betting site had to say prior:

It’s great to see the favorites given a -4 line on the spread at -110 as we’re expecting a bigger margin of victory in this college contest.

Thought they were underrated a week or so ago, not so sure now.
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Big game today at 4PM.

We will have a chance to see how Memphis looks against a ranked team in Texas A&M. We can compare how they look vs. FAU's result against Texas A&M. I know we don't face them until the end of Conference play, but they seem to be our biggest competition in the AAC.

Alabama had Purdue on the ropes, and they pulled away in the end. Arizona looks extremely tough. FAU will need a big game from all starters, cut back on turnovers, work on re-bounds, and stay out of foul trouble in order to beat Arizona. Tennessee handled Illinois pretty darn well. Damask was 2 for 11 from the field and 0 for 5 on three's. He definitely had the game of his life against us.   

GO OWLS!!!!!
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OWL4EVER said

Big game today at 4PM.

We will have a chance to see how Memphis looks against a ranked team in Texas A&M. We can compare how they look vs. FAU's result against Texas A&M. I know we don't face them until the end of Conference play, but they seem to be our biggest competition in the AAC.

Alabama had Purdue on the ropes, and they pulled away in the end. Arizona looks extremely tough. FAU will need a big game from all starters, cut back on turnovers, work on re-bounds, and stay out of foul trouble in order to beat Arizona. Tennessee handled Illinois pretty darn well. Damask was 2 for 11 from the field and 0 for 5 on three's. He definitely had the game of his life against us.   

GO OWLS!!!!!
Posted On: Dec 10th 2023, 12:33 PM #418976

Game of his life, absolutely ridiculous.
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Looks like Memphis is going to take down the Aggies as well.

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Sunday Finals:

North Texas 59, Fordham 60

Arkansas-Fort Smith 60, UTSA 93

Memphis 81, No. 21 Texas A&M 75   

Upcoming:

Tulsa   vs Oklahoma State 6:30 P.M. ET

Temple vs Albany 7:00 P.M. ET
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Texas A&M can't hang with the best of the American!

And that's the way it should be.
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