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Iowa State Vs. Texas A&M Preview: Trap Game For Aggies?

At a high level, you'd think the Texas A&M Aggies will handle the Iowa St. Cyclones when they match up tonight. Why?

  1. The game is in College Station
  2. A&M is third in conference at 6-4, the Clones are last at 1-9

But diving a little deeper, you'll see this game might be closer than what you'd expect.

The Aggies last five games haven't given A&M fans much to cheer about. After three consecutive losses to Nebraska, Texas and Baylor, A&M won consecutive three-point games on the road against CU and Texas Tech. Had it not been for the ice in B.J. Holmes' veins both of those wins could have as easily been loses as they were victories.

So when the last place Cyclones visit Reed Arena tonight, they will face a home team that is vulnerable. They will also face a home team who is looking to avoid their first three-game home losing streak in seven seasons.

But it's not like the Clones are invincible. After starting the season 13-2, ISU has come back to earth, winning but one conference game to bring their record to 14-11. Though they've had some near misses, most notably a five point loss to KU, ISU is in a rebuilding year, and playing like it.

This one should swing the way of the Aggie, but keep a close eye on the score and don't be shocked if the Clones can pull the upset.

The game tips tonight at 7:00 p.m. CT and can be seen on