LSU's Jalyn Patterson, left, and Jarell Martin, right, and Alabama's Michael Kessens, center, go after the ball after it was lost on the Alabama offensive end by Riley Norris, on ground, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/The Baton Rouge Advocate, Travis Spradling)

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Advocate sportswriter Sheldon Mickles provides pregame news and notes and trends for Tuesday's LSU at Texas A&M men's basketball game from College Station, Texas.

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