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Aggies Host Ole Miss at Reed Arena Wednesday

February 12, 2013
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Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
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Aggie Basketball Game #24:

Texas A&M (14-9; 4-6 SEC) vs Ole Miss (18-5; 7-3 SEC)

Feb. 13, 2013 · 6 p.m. (CT)

Reed Arena (12,989)

College Station, Texas


TV: CSS / Cox Sports TV

   Matt Stewart, Play-by-Play

   Stephen Howard, Commentary

AGGIES ON TV INFORMATION PAGE

 RADIO: Texas A&M Radio Network

  Dave South, Play-by-Play

  Al Pulliam, Commentary

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

  Satellite: Sirius (Ch. 123) / XM (Ch. 200)

LIVE AUDIO/STATS: AggieAthletics.com

 

COLLEGE STATION, Texas - The Texas A&M men's basketball team is back in action on its home court Wednesday night when it welcomes Ole Miss to Reed Arena for a 6 p.m. contest.

The contest will be televised by CSS with Matt Stewart (play-by-play) and Stephen Howard (commentary) calling all the action. Fans in the Bryan/College Station region should also be able to see the game on Cox Sports TV, which is also scheduled to air the game.

Fans with access to Watch ESPN through their cable provider will also be able to catch the game on that platform.

Fans are encouraged to refer to the Aggies on TV page for the most up-to-date information and listings for all of Texas A&M's upcoming television appearances.

Live audio from the game can also be heard on the Texas A&M Radio Network by tuning in locally in Bryan/College Station on WTAW (1620 AM) or utilizing the live stream at AggieAtheltics.com.

The Aggies (14-9, 4-6 SEC) enter the contest after splitting a pair of games last week including a win over then-No. 20 Missouri to claim their first victory over a ranked opponent since A&M defeated No. 24 Kansas State on Jan. 22, 2011.

Junior guard Fabyon Harris continued his run of scoring consistency last week when he notched 17 points in both the win over Missouri and a loss at Georgia on Saturday. The Chicago native has reached a double-digit point total in 11 of the last 14 games to raise his scoring average during SEC play to 13.9 points per game.

Harris enters the week ranked eighth in scoring during SEC games, while teammate Elston Turner checks in at fifth with a 15.6 scoring average in league play.

On the interior, redshirt sophomore Kourtney Roberson continues his impressive comeback season after missing most of the 2011-12 campaign with a broken ankle. The Arcadia, La., native leads the Aggies with 157 rebounds this season and is coming off a career-best tying 12 boards at Georgia.

Ole Miss, meanwhile, comes to Aggieland with an 18-5 overall record and a 7-3 mark in SEC play that places the team third in the league standings. The Rebels, who won nine straight contests from Dec. 23 to Jan. 26, have lost three of their last four affairs, including a 98-79 setback at Missouri on Saturday.

Junior guard Marshall Henderson highlights the Rebel line-up and leads the SEC in scoring as the Hurst, Texas, native averages 19.9 points per contest. In the paint, senior Murphy Holloway contributes 14.7 points per contest while leading the conference in rebounding by averaging 9.7 boards per game.

The Rebels are directed by seventh-year head coach Andy Kennedy, who owns a 143-83 record during his tenure in Oxford.

 

TEXAS A&M-OLE MISS SERIES NOTES

  • Wednesday will be just the second meeting between the Aggies and Rebels on the hardwood ... Texas A&M owns a 1-0 advantage in the all-time series.
  • The only other meeting between the schools came on Dec. 30, 1972, in Oklahoma City during the All-College Classic ... The Aggies prevailed with a 100-83 victory.

QUICK HITS

  • Texas A&M is coming off a 1-1 showing last week during which they defeated No. 21/20 Missouri, their first win over a ranked opponent since a victory over over No. 24 Kansas State on Jan. 22, 2011, before dropping a road contest at Georgia.
  • A&M featured a balanced scoring attack in the win over Missouri with four players in double-figure scoring - Fabyon Harris (17), Elston Turner (15), Kourtney Roberson (14) and Ray Turner (12) ... It marked the first time since Nov. 26th's win over Northwestern State that A&M has had at least four players record 10 or more points.
  • Junior guard Fabyon Harris notched 17 points in each of the last two games to lead the Aggie offensive attack ... The Chicago native has reached double-digits point totals in 11 of the past 14 games ... During SEC play, Harris ranks second on the Aggies with a 13.9 point per game average.
  • Head coach Billy Kennedy altered his starting line-up prior to the Missouri contest, inserting freshman guard Alex Caruso alongside Fabyon Harris, Elston Turner, Kourtney Roberson and Ray Turner ... This line-up combination, which was first used during Dec. 5th's win over Stephen F. Austin, is now 2-1 on the year.

 

UP NEXT AFTER THE OLE MISS GAME

Following the Ole Miss contest, the Aggies hit the road once again, this time for Nashville, Tenn., where they will face Vanderbilt on Saturday ... The game will be televised by FSN.

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