UPDATED (8/31): The Arkansas game at Texas A&M, originally scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 8, has been moved to Wednesday, Jan. 9. The game will still be televised on ESPNU
COLLEGE STATION - The Texas A&M
men's basketball team officially revealed its complete 2012-13 schedule Tuesday
after releasing its Southeastern Conference slate earlier this month.
this schedule is challenging, I believe it will prepare us for the tough games we
are going to have in the SEC," Texas A&M head coach Billy Kennedy said. "Early
games against the likes of Oklahoma, Saint Louis and possibly Kansas or Washington
State will be exciting and a game against the University of Houston in Houston should
attract a great Aggie crowd."
Aggies will make final preparations for the regular season on Nov. 3 when they take
on Incarnate Word in an exhibition game at Reed Arena.
regular season gets underway on Nov. 9 when A&M hosts Louisiana Tech in the
season-opener and first game of the 2012 CBE Hall of Fame Classic, which will
also see the Aggies welcome Troy to Reed Arena on Nov. 12.
the opening two games of the event, the Aggies will travel to Kansas City to
face Saint Louis on Nov. 19 during the semifinals of the CBE Hall of Fame
Classic before returning to the court at the Sprint Center to face either
Kansas or Washington State on Nov. 20. The contest against Saint Louis will be
broadcast nationally on ESPNU.
State will pay a visit to Aggieland on Nov. 26 before Texas A&M makes the
short trip to Hofheinz Pavilion to take on the University of Houston on Dec. 1.
returning from Houston the Aggies will enjoy a home-heavy portion of their
schedule that will see them play six contests from Dec. 5 to Jan. 8 inside the
friendly confines of Reed Arena. The stretch features non-conference tilts
against SFA (Dec. 5), Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Dec. 22), Army (Dec. 29)
and Houston Baptist (Jan. 4).
final non-conference road trip prior to the beginning of SEC play will see
Texas A&M visit Oklahoma City's Chesapeake Energy Arena on Dec. 15 to
battle former Big 12 Conference mate Oklahoma in a ESPNU-televised contest.
Aggies expect several more of their non-conference contests to be picked up for
television coverage, stay tuned to aggieathletics.com for updates.
play comes to Reed Arena for the first time on Wednesday, Jan. 9, when the Aggies
renew rivalries with old Southwest Conference foe Arkansas in an
two schools have a long history against one another on the basketball court,
playing 147 times overall and as recently as 2010 when the Aggies defeated the
Razorbacks 71-62 in overtime at Dallas' American Airlines Center. As members of
the SWC, the two schools met annually from 1923-1991 when Arkansas moved to the
Razorbacks and Aggies will also close out the regular season on Saturday, March
9, with a contest at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, Ark., which will also be
shown on ESPNU.
A&M's first road trip in the new league will be a memorable one as the
Aggies travel to Lexington, Ky., to face defending national champion Kentucky
on Saturday, Jan. 12. The SEC Network will bring Aggie fans all the action from
UK's historic Rupp Arena which will be the first meeting between the Aggies and
Wildcats on the hardwood since 1978.
returns the favor and pays a visit to College Station on Saturday, Feb. 2, when
the Wildcats face the Aggies in a nationally-broadcast ESPN contest.
comes to Aggieland on Thursday, Jan. 17, when Texas A&M returns to Reed
Arena to host Florida, which made a run to the Elite Eight last spring. The two
schools have met only three times before, including a match-up in Sunrise,
Fla., on Dec. 17 of last season.
a stretch of three straight contests against NCAA Tournament teams from a year
ago, the Aggies travel to Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Saturday, Jan. 19, to face
Alabama in a match-up that will be carried on FSN. The Aggies and Crimson Tide
have faced off nine previous times as recently as 2008.
the first time as conference partners, LSU and Texas A&M will renew
rivalries on the court on Wednesday, Jan. 23, when the Aggies travel to Baton
Rouge for a contest inside the Maravich Assembly Center. The Tigers will travel
to College Station on Wednesday, March 6, for their first appearance in
Aggieland since 2008. Both A&M-LSU contests will be broadcast by the SEC
Saturday, Jan. 26, the Georgia Bulldogs will pay a visit to Reed Arena for
their first-ever meeting with the Aggies during a contest that will be
televised by FSN. Texas A&M will make a return trip to Athens, Ga., on
Saturday, Feb. 9, when ESPNU will show all the action from UGA's Stegeman
A&M travels to Mississippi State on Wednesday, Jan. 30, for a mid-week tilt
against the Bulldogs at Humphrey Coliseum which will be webcast on ESPN3. The
two schools have met just three times on the hardwood, but are not unfamiliar
with one another as the teams faced off last season on Nov. 17 at New York
City's Madison Square Garden during the 2K Sports Classic.
Texas A&M's former Big 12 runningmate and newest SEC partner, will pay a
visit to Reed Arena on Thursday, Feb. 7, for a contest that will be televised
by ESPN2. The Aggies and Tigers have faced each other annually since 1997.
Ole Miss Rebels visit Aggieland for the first time on Wednesday, Feb. 13, in a
contest that will be webcast live on ESPN3. Texas A&M and Ole Miss have
faced each other just once before in men's basketball during a contest on Dec.
30, 1972, in Oklahoma City that resulted in a 100-83 Aggie victory. Texas
A&M will make a return visit to Oxford's Tad Smith Coliseum on Wednesday,
Feb. 27. The season's second match-up between the Aggies and Rebels will also
be shown by ESPN3.
have to go back even further in the record books to find the last meeting
between Vanderbilt and Texas A&M on the hardwood, which came during a Vandy
win in Nashville on Dec. 3, 1955. The Commodores and Aggies face off for just
the second time ever on Saturday, Feb. 16, when A&M travels to Memorial
Gymnasium in Nashville for an FSN-televised contest.
Aggies hit the road on Wednesday, Feb. 20, for a mid-week contest against
Auburn, which will be televised by ESPN3. A&M holds a 3-2 lead in the
all-time series with the Tigers, which has featured a game as recently as 2006.
is Texas-bound for a clash with the Aggies at Reed Arena on Saturday, Feb. 23,
in a contest that will be shown on the SEC Network. UT and A&M have faced off
only five times before on the basketball court, the last coming in Knoxville
during the 2003-04 campaign.
March 2, will mark the first-ever meeting between Texas A&M and South
Carolina as the Gamecocks make a visit to Reed Arena for a contest that can
been seen nationally on ESPNU.
SEC Championship is slated for March 13-17 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville,
Tenn. The tournament's semifinals and championship game will be broadcast
nationally on ABC. The SEC Network will televise
the tournament games on Wednesday and Thursday in addition to the Friday night
games. ESPNU will televise the two afternoon games on Friday at the tournament
which this year will be played March 13-17 in Nashville, Tenn.