Game 16 • Thursday, January 9, 2014 • 6 p.m. • SEC Game
Texas A&M Aggies (11-4, 1-0 SEC) at
No. 12 AP / No. 13 Coaches’ LSU Lady Tigers (12-2, 1-0 SEC)
Baton Rouge, La. • Pete Maravich Assembly Center (13,215)
Television: CST (Lyn Rollins, Victor Howell)
Radio: Texas A&M Sports Network (Steve Miller, Tap Bentz)
BATON ROUGE, La.- Texas A&M, winners of four straight, takes to the road for the first time in SEC play to take on No. 12 LSU in a women's basketball game on Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. Cox Sports Television, which is channel 119 on Suddenlink in Bryan-College Station, broadcasts the game with Lyn Rollins and Victor Howell on the call.
Fans can also listen to the game on the Texas A&M Radio Network, with Steve Miller and Tap Bentz on the call. The game is broadcast in Bryan-College Station on 1150 AM, and on affiliates throughout the state. Subscribers of 12th Man TV can also access a live video feed of the game online.
Texas A&M (11-4, 1-0 SEC), plays a true road game for the first time since Dec. 15, and looks to take the momentum of their four-game winning streak to Baton Rouge. The Aggies and Lady Tigers split their two meetings in 2012-13, with the road team winning each time. Prior to the Aggies' arrival in the SEC last season, the teams had not met since 1994-95.
Courtney Williams has led the Aggies over their four-game winning streak, averaging 23.3 points for the Aggies in that span. She has scored 20-or-more in each of the Aggies' last four games, making her the first A&M player to accomplish that feat since Danielle Adams scored 20+ points in five straight games from Dec. 2010 to Jan. 2011.
LSU (12-2, 1-0 SEC) enters the game after a 80-77 win at No. 5 Tennessee to start off SEC play, and a 63-35 non-conference drubbing of Tulane in their last game. The Lady Tigers are slated to play the nation's toughest schedule by winning percentage, and have done very well with that schedule, only dropping two games.
A&M assistant coach Bob Starkey was at LSU from 1990-2011, serving various roles with both the men's and women's basketball programs, including leading the Lady Tigers to the Final Four in 2007 as interim head coach. While at LSU, Starkey was a part of five consecutive Women's Final Four appearances, and helped develop Sylvia Fowles and Seimone Augustus, among other players.
After the Aggies take on LSU, they'll head to Athens, Ga. to play No. 25 Georgia on Jan. 12. The game tips at 1 p.m. and is broadcast on SEC TV, the conference's syndicated package that airs on The CW in Bryan-College Station.