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No. 22 Texas A&M Set to Open 2013 with Rice

December 31, 2012
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Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
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Aggie Women's Basketball Game #14:

Texas A&M (9-4; 0-0 SEC) vs. Rice (8-4; 0-0 C-USA)

January 1, 2013 · 2:00 p.m. (CT)

Reed Arena (12,989)

College Station, Texas

TV: None

 

RADIO: Texas A&M Radio Network

  Mike Wright, Play-by-Play

  Tap Benz, Commentary

  Local: KZNE-AM 1150 (College Station/Bryan)

LIVE VIDEO/AUDIO/STATS: AggieAthletics.com

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

COLLEGE STATION, Texas - No. 22 Texas A&M will ring in the new year with an old opponent, the Rice Owls from Houston. Tuesday's meeting will mark the 40th all-time meeting between the long-time conference foes, the Aggies lead the all-time series 29-10 including wins in the last two meetings.

Texas A&M and Rice faced off in 2010 at Tudor Field House in Houston with the Aggies coming away victorious 80-40. Danielle Adams had a double-double with 26 points and ten rebounds to lead the contest in both categories. Tyra White added 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting and was the only other Aggie to score in double figures. The maroon and white forced 24 Owls turnovers leading to 23 points off turnovers and out-rebounded the Owls 54-27 in the game.

The Aggies enter the New Year's Day contest with one of the hottest players in the country in Junior Kelsey Bone. Bone has scored at least 15 points in each of the last six games and is averaging 23.8 points over the scorching three week stretch. The Houston natives' game doesn't end with scoring the basketball, Bone is also grabbing rebounds at an impressive rate with at least seven rebounds in the previous six contest, averaging 9.5 rebounds in the six game streak. Bone's not only poured in the points and dominated the boards against Prairie View as she dished out a career high six assists in only 23 minutes.

Against Prairie View A&M last Friday night the Aggies started the game with an impressive stretch of nine assists on each of the first nine Aggie field goals.  The team offense did not end there as the maroon and white finished with 23 assists on the night, just one shy of the season high set just over a week ago against Old Dominion in Las Vegas. Texas A&M has had at least 19 assists in each of the last four games and is averaging an impressive 22.3 assists per game in that stretch.

Tickets for Tuesday's game are available online at tickets.12thmanfoundation.com or in person at the Reed Arena box office. The Rice game will continue the half-price Holiday Hoops promotion.

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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