Game 21 • Sunday, January 26, 2014 • 3 p.m. • SEC Game
No. 11 AP / No. 12 Coaches’ Tennessee Lady Volunteers (15-5, 4-2 SEC) at
No. 17 AP / No. 15 Coaches’ Texas A&M Aggies (16-4, 6-0 SEC)
College Station, Texas • Reed Arena (12,989)
Television: ESPN2 (Pam Ward, Carolyn Peck)
Radio: Texas A&M Sports Network/SiriusXM (Mike Wright, Tap Bentz)
No. 17 Texas A&M hosts No. 11 Tennessee as the eight-time national champion makes its first visit to College Station. The Aggies have won nine straight games entering this game.
ESPN2 has the national broadcast of this game, which features two of the four schools to have won national championships since 2007. Pam Ward and Carolyn Peck, who called the Aggies' game in the Maggie Dixon Classic, have the call. Fans can also watch on their computer or mobile device using the WatchESPN website or app.
This game marks the Aggies' celebration of We Back Pat, a conference-wide initiative by the SEC focused on bringing awareness and recognition to the Pat Summitt Foundation, and its fight against Alzheimer’s. The first 1,000 fans to the game receive a Texas A&M Women’s Basketball/We Back Pat stadium cup that can be taken to the concession stands to claim one free soda.
The Aggies are one of six teams in power conferences unbeaten in league play, and the only one of those schools outside the Top 5 in both polls. A&M's nine-game win streak includes three wins over ranked opponents and wins in all six SEC games.
Courtney Walker is the reigning SEC Player of the Week, and continued her strong play with 21 points at Mizzou on Thursday. Courtney Williams is averaging 17.8 points per game during the Aggies' win streak, which leads the team in that span.
Tennessee is coming off a 89-69 win over Florida, but lost on Monday to No. 2 Notre Dame. The Lady Vols started the season 10-0, but have gone 5-4 in their last nine games.
The schools have met four times in women's basketball, but only once in an SEC game, a 82-72 Lady Vol win in Knoxville last season. Two of the other matchups have been high-stakes close games, a 53-45 Tennessee win in the 2008 Elite Eight and a 66-62 A&M victory in the 2013 SEC Tournament Semifinal.
After this game, the Aggies head on the road to face Auburn at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30, with radio coverage on the Texas A&M Sports Network. The Aggies return home on Sun., Feb. 9 to host LSU in the annual BTHO Breast Cancer game, with tip at 1:30 p.m.