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Aggies Clash with No. 2 UConn at Reed

November 17, 2012
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Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
(photo: Texas A&M Athletics)

No. 16/13 Texas A&M welcome No. 2/2 Connecticut to Reed Arena Sunday

Aggie Women's Basketball Game #2:

Texas A&M (0-2; 0-0 SEC) vs. Connecticut (1-0; 0-0 Big East)

November 18, 2012 · 1:30 p.m. (CT)

Reed Arena (12,989)

College Station, Texas

TV: ESPN2

 Pam Ward, Play-by-Play

 Carolyn Peck, Commentary

-Check with your cable provider for channel number/availability in your area

 

RADIO: Texas A&M Radio Network

  Mike Wright, Play-by-Play

  Tap Bentz, Commentary

  Local: WTAW-AM 1620 (College Station/Bryan)

LIVE AUDIO/STATS: AggieAthletics.com

TICKETS: Available at the door or online at tickets.12thManFoundation.com

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -No. 16/13 Texas A&M will face it third consecutive top ten opponent early in the 2012-2013 season as they host No.2/2 Connecticut Sunday afternoon at Reed Arena. The Aggies fell to No. 9/9 Penn State at home on Wednesday 63-58. Connecticut won its home opener 103-39 last Sunday.

The contest will be televised nationally by ESPN2, this will be the second television appearance for Texas A&M this season. Check your local listings or with your cable provider for availability in your area.

The Aggies (0-2) are at the end of a daunting three game stretch of top-ten opponents, the first time in program history that the Aggies have faced such a stretch.  Texas A&M opened the season with a back-to-back losses for the first time since the 1999 season, and the first time in the Gary Blair era.

Junior Kelsey Bone her strong early season play  with her second double-double in as many games, with 16 points and 15 rebounds. The double-double was Bone's 16th of her career, she was 7-of-11 from the floor and 2-of-4 from the free throw line in 36 minutes of play. Junior Karla Gilbert was the only other Aggie in double figures scoring with ten points and six rebounds in 17 minutes off the bench. Senior Kristi Bellock added six points and ten rebounds in 18 minutes of action. 

The Huskies  are led by pre-season All-Big East first team selections Stefanie Dolson, Bria Hartley and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and return three starters from last year's 33-5 squad that reached the Final Four. Connecticut  opened the season last Sunday with a 103-39 win at home, led by freshman Breanna Stewart  21 points in 23 minutes of play. Mosqueda-Lewis added 19 points on 7-of-14 shooting, including 5-of-10 from three.

Connecticut and Texas A&M's only previous meeting was last season at the XL Center, the Huskies prevailed 81-51 on December 6, 2011 in last year's Jimmy V Classic. The Aggies were led by Tyra White with 14 points, Adrienne Pratcher added 9 points in the loss.

Tickets for Sunday's game are available online at tickets.12thmanfoundation.com or in person at the Reed Arena box office. Any fan that brings a ticket stub from the Sam Houston State football game can purchase a ticket to the women's basketball game for only $3.

Season tickets are also on sale and fans are encouraged to make sure they have a seat for all the exciting Aggie basketball action by visiting the 12th Man Foundation's Ticket Center or calling 1-(888)-992-4443.

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