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LSA Final Four Preview: Texas A&M vs SMU

04/19/2018, 1:00pm CDT
By Editor

Texas A&M

Tournament Seed: 1(South)

Regular Season Record: 8-3

Quarterfinal Result: 23-7 vs Texas Tech

Offensive Threats:

AJ Hepting-30g,20a

Auggie Buerkle-22g,22a

Gavin Planeta-29g,10a

GW Bodden-30g,6a

Mikey Jaillet-10g,13a


Tournament Seed: 2(North)

Regular Season Record: 7-6

Quarterfinal Result: 8-6 vs LSU

Offensive Threats:

Graham Gillespie-17g,14a

Jake Guarino-17g,9a

Thomas Garrott-24g,1a

Austin Rolfe-10g,11a

Gerrick Cantrell-8g,6a

2018 LSA Division I

Story Line

The SMU defense is the biggest and most athletic we have seen in the Lone Star Alliance this season, and they look to apply tons of pressure. Coach Karl Lynch will need them to step up big in this game to slow down the Aggies' offensive onslaught. 

The Aggies are getting buckets in 2018. Buckets of buckets with over 14 goals a game! Texas A&M is looking to play fast and generate tons of shots on cage. To give you an idea, they put up 14 goals vs Florida State and lost by 1. If the Aggies' offense continues to click at the pace they have all season, they will be hoisting the trophy on Sunday. 

For SMU, this game represents an opportunity to get back to Championship Sunday for the 3rd season in a row. They have won it all the last two seasons, so a win against the Aggies will give them a shot at the elusive 3pete.  

For the Aggies, they are looking to usher in a new era as they have been on a long championship drought (since 2008) and have not seen a Final Four since 2014.  While young and talented the past two seasons, it appears that Coach Scazzero's Aggies are fully ready to take the next step. First, however, they will need to get by a very tough SMU squad.

#StickStarProductions will be in Austin to take in the Lone Star Alliance Championships action all weekend and bring you complete coverage via our live-stream on our You Tube Channel. Make sure to tune in!  This game is slated for 4:00 pm.



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