No. 16 Texas A&M Hits the Road to Face Mississippi State
Aggie Women's Basketball Game #20
Texas A&M (14-5; 4-1 SEC) vs. Mississippi State (8-10, 0-5 SEC)
January 23, 2013 · 7:00 p.m. (CT)
Humphrey Coliseum (10,500)
at Starkville, Miss.
RADIO: Texas A&M Radio Network
Mike Wright, Play-by-Play
Steve Miller, Commentary
Local: KZNE-AM 1150 (College Station/Bryan)
LIVE VIDEO/AUDIO/STATS: AggieAthletics.com
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - No. 16 Texas A&M (14-5, 4-1) will travel to Starkville, Miss. to face off with Mississippi State (8-10, 0-5) at 7 pm (CT) on Thursday. Fans can watch online with a premium subscription to 12th Man TV at aggieathletics.com.
The match up will be the second meeting between the two programs, the Aggies were victorious last season 93-47 behind a dominating performance by Kelsey Bone (20 points & 13 rebounds). The Aggies held the Bulldogs to 25 percent shooting in the contest and only 7.1 percent from deep forcing 18 turnovers leading to 28 A&M points.
Texas A&M is coming off an impressive 64-46 road victory at then No. 12 Georgia, the Aggies led by as much as 27 midway through the second half. Freshman Courtney Walker led the game in scoring with 12 points and a game high four steals. Junior Kelsey Bone just missed a double-double with 10 points and eight rebounds, freshman Courtney Williams was the only other player in double figures with 10 points. The Aggies prevented anyone from Georgia from scoring in double-figures and held Georgia to a season-low 16 first half points.
Thursday will be a reunion of sorts, Mississippi State Head Coach Vic Schaefer spent his previous nine seasons at Texas A&M as Associate Head Coach. Assistant Coach Johnnie Harris was on the Aggie coaching staff for the previous five seasons; additionally Mary Ann Baker (2008-2011) and A'Quonesia Franklin (2005-2008) played for Blair at Texas A&M.
Senior point guard Adrienne Pratcher is leading the NCAA in assists-to-turnover ratio according to the latest NCAA stats release on Jan. 21. The Aggies lead the SEC in field goal percentage, three-point field goal percentage and assists per game. Individually, Bone leads the SEC in rebounding and field goal percentage and places second in scoring.
Fans wishing to listen to the game can do so on the Texas A&M Radio Network with Mike Wright (play-by-play) and Steve Miller (commentary) on the call. The game will be broadcast in the Bryan/College Station area on KZNE 1150 AM.