Aggies Face MSU in Starkville Wednesday
Aggie Basketball Game #20:
Texas A&M (12-7; 2-4 SEC) at Mississippi State (7-11; 2-4 SEC)
January 30, 2013 · 8 p.m. (CT)
Humphrey Coliseum (10,575)
TV: CSS / COX Sports TV
Mike Morgan, Play-by-Play
Daymeon Fishback, Commentary
RADIO: Texas A&M Radio Network
Dave South, Play-by-Play
Al Pulliam, Commentary
Local: WTAW-AM 1620 (College Station/Bryan)
Satellite (MSU Broadcast): Sirius (Ch. 149) / XM (Ch. 200)
LIVE AUDIO/STATS: AggieAthletics.com
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - The Texas A&M men's basketball team hits the road for the third time in four games this week when it faces Mississippi State on Wednesday at Humphrey Coliseum in Starkville, Miss. Tip-off for the Southeastern Conference match-up is slated for 8 p.m. (CT).
Wednesday's contest will be televised by CSS with Mike Morgan (play-by-play) and Daymeon Fishback (commentary) calling all the action. Fans in the Bryan/College Station region should also be able to see the game on Cox Sports TV, which is also scheduled to air the game.
Fans with access to Watch ESPN through their cable provider will also be able to catch the game on that platform.
Fans are encouraged to refer to the Aggies on TV page for the most up-to-date information and listings for all of Texas A&M's upcoming television appearances.
Live audio from Starkville can also be heard on the Texas A&M Radio Network by tuning in locally in Bryan/College Station on WTAW (1620 AM) or utilizing the live stream at AggieAtheltics.com.
Texas A&M (12-7, 2-4 SEC) enters the game looking to snap a four-game skid that followed a 2-0 start to conference play. Most recently the Aggies mounted an inspired comeback attempt before falling to Georgia 59-52 on Saturday at Reed Arena.
Against Georgia, senior guard Elston Turner scored a team-leading 19 points on 5-of-14 shooting from the floor to mark the 22nd time during his two seasons at A&M that he has led the Aggies in scoring. Additionally, Turner cracked the double-digit barrier in points for the 40th time in 51 career games at Texas A&M.
Junior guard Fabyon Harris also enjoyed a solid night offensively, notching 13 points to reach double-digits for the seventh time in his last 10 contests.
Mississippi State brings its own four-game losing streak into the contest Wednesday following an 82-47 loss to Florida in Starkville during its most recent outing.
The Bulldogs feature a balanced scoring attack that includes seven players who average seven or more points per contest. Freshman guard Fred Thomas highlights the group with an 11.1 point-per-game average and is coming off a game-high, 19-point performance against the Gators on Saturday.
MSU is led by first-year head coach Rick Ray, who spent the previous two seasons as an assistant at Clemson before being hired to lead the Bulldog men's basketball program during the offseason.
TEXAS A&M-MISSISSIPPI STATE SERIES NOTES
- MSU leads the series against the Aggies, 2-1.
- Each of the three previous meetings between the schools on the hardwood has come on a neutral court.
- The first meeting between the Aggies and Bulldogs came on Dec. 20, 1963, when Texas A&M earned a 58-54 victory in Houston, Texas.
- Most recently, the Aggies faced Mississippi State at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 17, 2011, during the 2K Sports Classic ... MSU earned a 69-60 victory.
- Billy Kennedy is 0-6 against the Bulldogs, while MSU's Rick Ray has never faced the Aggies.
- The Aggies hit the road for the third time during their last four games on Wednesday, seeking to improve on a 2-2 record in true road games this season ... It will mark the first time Texas A&M has played at Starkville's Humphrey Coliseum.
- Texas A&M men's basketball is also searching for its 1,300th all-time victory on Wednesday as the program enters the contest with an all-time record of 1,299-1,184 in 101 seasons.
- Junior guard Fabyon Harris scored 13 points against Georgia on Saturday following a career-best 19-point performance during the team's last road outing at LSU on Jan. 23 ... The Chicago native has reached double figures in points during seven of his last 10 games and is averaging 12.3 points per contest in SEC play.
- The Aggies, who struggled rebounding during non-conference play, have held the edge on the boards in five of their first six conference games by a combined margin of 215-174 (+6.8 per contest) ... The lone time Texas A&M has been outrebounded by a SEC foe this season came against Georgia on Jan. 26, when the Bulldogs held a slim 32-31 advantage on the glass.