Texas A&M Basketball Set for National TV Exposure
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – As the Aggies prepare to hit the court for their first team practice this weekend, Texas A&M announced Friday the complete TV line-up for the 2013-14 men’s basketball schedule.
For the second consecutive season, each contest the Aggies play will be televised or live streamed allowing more fans than ever to follow the program as it builds momentum during its second season in the Southeastern Conference.
Seven nationally televised games on the ESPN family of networks highlight the TV schedule, including a Jan. 21 trip to Lexington, Ky., to take on Kentucky in a featured Super Tuesday contest at historic Rupp Arena.
The Aggies will also appear on SEC TV six times this season while five games will be shown on the FSN family of networks through SEC television agreements and CSS will broadcast three of Texas A&M’s SEC contests in the month of February.
Additionally, the CBS Sports Network will bring fans all of the action from Corpus Christi’s American Bank Center during the Aggies’ two games at the Corpus Christi Challenge over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
FS Southwest, by rights granted from Learfield Sports, completed the TV schedule and will broadcast eight non-conference games at Reed Arena.
During the season, fans can get the most up-to-date television information, including coverage areas and clearing info, for Texas A&M basketball by visiting AggieAthletics.com/TV.
Optimism abounds in Aggieland as the team enters its third season under the direction of head coach Billy Kennedy and features a young, talented roster led by three returning starters including upperclassmen Fabyon Harris (senior guard) and Kourtney Roberson (junior forward). A year ago, Harris ranked among the SEC leaders in 3-point field goal shooting at 45.3 percent while Roberson paced the Aggies and ranked eighth in the league by averaging 6.6 rebounds per contest.
Additionally, the maroon and white feature two local standout sophomores Alex Caruso (College Station, Texas) and J-Mychal Reese (Bryan, Texas) looking to take a step forward during their second year on campus. Caruso led the team in assists with 112 and set the A&M record for steals by a freshman with 61 a year ago, while Reese made a freshman-high 25 starts as a rookie last season.
Joining the solid core of returners are an impressive slew of newcomers led by 6-foot-8 junior college transfer guard Jamal Jones (Searcy, Ark.) and 6-foot-7 freshman guard/forward Davonte Fitzgerald (Tucker, Ga.).