Aggie Basketball Game
Texas A&M (7-2;
0-0 SEC) vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (1-6; 0-0 Southland)
December 18, 2012 ·
6:00 p.m. (CT)
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A&M Radio Network
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Texas - Seeking a return to its winning ways, the Texas A&M men's
basketball team is back in action at Reed Arena Tuesday night when it hosts
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at 6 p.m.
FSN-Southwest will televise the contest with Ron Thulin and
Jim Haller calling all the action from Aggieland. Every Texas A&M
basketball game this season will be broadcast, marking a first in program
The Aggies enter the contest with a 7-2 record on the season
and looking to improve on a history of outstanding success against
non-conference foes at Reed Arena. A&M is 105-10 (.913) all-time and 5-0
this season inside the facility against non-league opponents.
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, meanwhile, comes to Aggieland with
a 1-6 mark this year and will be looking to snap a six-game losing skid that
began after a season-opening victory over Texas Lutheran on Nov. 10.
Tuesday's game also marks the third straight season the two
schools have met on the hardwood at Reed Arena as the Aggies own a two-game
winning streak in the series which they lead all-time by a count of 2-1.
A year ago, the Aggies were led by 14 points from Elston
Turner in a 56-43 win over the Islanders
which also featured a 13-point, eight-rebound performance by forward Ray
Turner. Then-freshman Jordan Green also played a significant part in the
victory, contributing 10 points with a game-high six assists.
Don't miss your chance to catch a great deal to see all the
Aggie basketball action this holiday season with our Half-Price Holiday Hoops
Including in the promotion are upcoming men's games against Texas
A&M-Corpus Christi (Dec. 18), Southern (Dec. 22), Army (Dec. 29), Houston
Baptist (Jan. 4) and Arkansas (Jan. 9). Additionally, women's games against Prairie
View A&M (Dec. 28), Rice (Jan. 1), Alabama (Jan. 3) and Auburn (Jan. 13) are
also part of the promotion.
Visit the Reed Arena box office, the 12th Man Foundation's
Ticket Center or call 1-(888)-992-4443 to purchase tickets or get more
- The Aggies kick off a five-game homestand on Tuesday by
hosting Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Reed Arena.
- Texas A&M has defeated its system sister school from
the island each of the last two seasons and holds a 2-1 edge in the all-time
series with Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
- A&M senior guard Elton Turner enters Tuesday's contest
leading the SEC in 3-point field goal percentage, shooting an impressive .456
from long range ... as a team, the Aggies lead the conference with a .387 team
- Tuesday's game is a part of A&M's "Half-Price
Holiday Hoops" promotion and fans can purchase discounted tickets for the
contest at the Reed Arena Box Office or by contacting the 12th Man Foundation
at (888) 992-4443 or on-line at www.12thmanfoundation.com/ticket-center.
- As of Monday, Texas A&M ranked 14th nationally (second
highest among SEC teams behind #7 Florida) in the Team RPI rankings of
www.RealTimeRPI.com ... additionally, the site ranked the Aggies' strength of
schedule as 10th in the country.
SCOUTING TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI
- Texas A&M-Corpus Christi returns seven letterwinners
including two starters from last season's squad which went 6-24 overall with a
4-12 mark in Southland Conference play.
- The Islanders won their season-opener against Texas Lutheran
60-49 on Nov. 10 but have dropped six consecutive contests ... during their
most recent outing on Sunday, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi fell 74-69 at South
- Sophomore guard Johnathan Jordan leads the Islanders in
scoring with a 13.7 point per game average, followed closely by junior forward
Will Nelson, who contributes 13.0 points per contest and leads the team with a
6.1 rebounds per game average.
- The Islanders will be playing in their sixth road contest
of the season and are looking for their first win away from the American Bank
- Head coach Willis Wilson is in his second season at the
helm of the Islander men's basketball program, holding a 7-30 record at the
school and a 226-376 overall mark in 19 years as a head coach ... Wilson, the former
head coach at Rice, is 5-7 all-time against Texas A&M.
REED ARENA SUCCESS
- A&M is 62-12 at Reed Arena since the start of the
2008-09 season with a 22-11 mark in conference games.
- The Aggies are 96-17 (.850) at home since the start of the
2006-07 season and are 129-22 (.854) since the start of the 2004-05 campaign.
- A&M has won 44 of its last 49 home games against
unranked opponents (15 of last 19 in conference play).
- A&M is 170-63 (.730) in 14 seasons at Reed Arena ...
the Aggies were 41-41 the first six years at Reed and are 125-22 since.
- Texas A&M are 5-0 in non-conference games at Reed
Arena this season ... the Aggies are 105-10 (.913) all-time in non-conference
games inside the facility, which hosted its first basketball game in the fall
of 1998 ... a loss to Rice on Dec. 22, 2011, snapped A&M's 67-game non-conference
home win streak at Reed Arena (which dated back to the start of the 2005-06
season) and 80-game regular-season, non-conference home win streak (which dated
back to 2003), both school records.
A FLASHBACK TO
LAST SEASON'S MATCH-UP (TEXAS A&M 56, A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI 43)
Texas A&M and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi squared off
at Reed Arena on Nov. 26, 2011, with the Aggies earning a 56-43 victory.
Elston Turner led the way for A&M with 14 points on
5-of-9 shooting from the floor including four 3-points baskets, while Ray
Turner chipped in 13 points and a game-high eight rebounds. Then-freshman
Jordan Green notched his first career double-digit point contest as he chipped
in 10 points with a game-best six assists.
The Aggies defense was stifling in the contest, limiting the
Islanders to just 27.8 percent (15-of-54) from the floor. It marked the lowest
shooting contest by an A&M opponent since Iowa State in the 2008 Big 12
Tournament (27.4 percent).