Texas A&M vs. Incarnate
November 3, 2012 ·
7:00 p.m. (CT)
Reed Arena (12,989)
live video & statistics at www.AggieAthletics.com
Texas - The Texas A&M men's basketball team will host Incarnate Word in
an exhibition contest at Reed Arena Saturday night at 7 p.m.
The night offers fans the first real look at the A&M
men's squad which features nine returning letterman and seven talented
newcomers under the direction of second-year head coach Billy Kennedy, who
leads the program into its inaugural season in the Southeastern Conference.
Among the familiar faces back on the court this season
will be returning starters senior guard Elston Turner (Sacramento, Calif.) and
junior center Keith Davis (Dallas, Texas). Turner led the Aggies in scoring
last season at 13.8 points per game and this week was named one of
CBSsports.com's top shooters in the country, while Davis was a force on the defensive
end, averaging nearly four rebounds a contest with a team-best 19 blocks.
Senior forward Ray Turner (Houston, Texas) and sophomore
forward Kourtney Roberson (Arcadia, La.), whose season was cut short last
season due to an injury, highlight seven other returner letterwinners for the Aggies.
Joining the mix and expected to contribute this season are
seven talented newcomers led by local products Alex Caruso (College Station,
Texas) and J'Mychal Reese (Bryan, Texas).
Incarnate Word, which competes in NCAA-II's Lone Star
Conference, is coming off a 16-11 campaign that ended with a loss to Cameron in
the LSC Tournament. The Cardinals return two starters in guard Lyn'Dale Brown and
center Ian Markolf along with Dionelle Rucker, who is Incarnate Word's
returning leading scorer after averaging 10.8 points in primarily a reserve
role a year ago.
The Cardinals, led by seventh-year head coach Ken
Burmeister, are picked fourth in the Lone Star Conference's preseason poll.
Texas A&M officially christens the 2012-13 campaign
on Friday, Nov. 9, when it hosts Louisiana Tech at Reed Arena. The game will be
a part of the opening rounds of the 2012 CBE Classic, which will also see the
Aggies face Troy at home on Nov. 12 before heading to Kansas City's Sprint
Center to face Saint Louis on Nov. 19 and either Kansas or Washington State the
Season tickets are 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.