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Preview/GameThread: Texas A&M vs. American

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The Aggies (1-0) host an American Eagle squad (0-1, and yes they are called the American Eagles) that took #25 Maryland to the limit in their opener. We'll have less margin for error than we had on Friday.

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I won't comment on any other A&M sporting events that may or may not have happened over the weekend, but our Aggie Hoops squad looked really good in their opener on Friday night. Small conference basketball continues to close the gap against the big boys with each passing year, so it's nice to put these non-conference games to bed quickly.

Case in point: #25 Maryland 62, American 56

Our opponent tonight almost ruined Mark Turgeon's 2016 campaign before it even started, so we can't take these guys likely. Which is why, as much as we'd like to make around a dozen different American Eagle jokes, we're going to try to keep things on the straight and narrow.

We'll try.

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Reed Arena

TV: SEC Network+ (WatchESPN)

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Name: American Eagles

Preferred clothing store for preppy teens: No comment

Conference: Patriot League

Preseason Outlook: 5th of 10

Previous results of note: Scared the life out of #25 Maryland, led with seven minutes remaining and narrowly lost 62-56

Player to watch: Delante Jones; reigning Patriot League Newcomer of the Year and First-team All-Patriot League preseason selection

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These previews are going to be light until we can learn a little more about each team, but these guys appear likely to bring a tougher test than Northwestern State.

BTHO American