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A&M Hosts James Madison For Trip To Sweet 16

March 24, 2014
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Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
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Game 34 • Tuesday, March 25, 2014 • 8:45 p.m. • NCAA Second Round
[11] James Madison Dukes (29-5, 15-1 CAA)
No. 15 AP / No. 14 Coaches’ [3] Texas A&M Aggies (25-8, 13-3 SEC)
College Station, Texas • Reed Arena (12,989)
Television: ESPN2 (Carter Blackburn, Ros Gold-Onwude)
Radio: Texas A&M Sports Network (Mike Wright, Tap Bentz)

COLLEGE STATION- No. 3 seeded Texas A&M hosts No. 11 seed James Madison in the Second Round of the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament on Tuesday night for a trip to the Lincoln Regional. The Aggies are looking for their sixth trip to the Sweet 16 and fifth since 2008.

The Aggies defeated North Dakota 70-55 to reach the NCAA Second Round, going on a 26-5 run at the end of the first half and start of the second half that put the game out of reach. Texas A&M won a game in the NCAA Tournament for the eighth straight year, only one of five programs to do so, joining Baylor, UConn, Duke and Stanford.

On Sunday, James Madison upset No. 6 seeded Gonzaga 72-63 for their first NCAA Tournament win since 1991 to reach this point. Kirby Burkholder poured in 28 points and grabbed 18 rebounds for the Dukes to lead the team.

The game is televised on ESPN2, with Carter Blackburn and Rosalyn Gold-Onwude on the call. The game is regionally protected and shown in its entirety on ESPN2 in Texas (cable) or on ESPN Full Court on DirecTV and Dish Network for no extra charge. Fans outside of Texas can watch on ESPN3 or on ESPN Full Court, or tune into "whip-around" coverage on ESPN2, which will show the best action around the nation at that time.

The game is also broadcast on the Texas A&M Sports Network, with Mike Wright and Tap Bentz on the call.

Tickets are still available for this game, and can be obtained through the Texas A&M Ticket Office. Students can still register for FREE tickets with the link to the left.

The winner of this game heads to Lincoln, Neb. for the Lincoln Regional Semifinal, which will be against No. 2 seed Duke or No. 7 seed DePaul on Mar. 29.

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