Aggie Basketball Game
Texas A&M (8-3;
0-0 SEC) vs. Army (6-5; 0-0 Patriot League)
December 29, 2012 ·
4:00 p.m. (CT)
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Texas - The Texas A&M men's basketball team returns to the court
Saturday to continue its five-game homestand by hosting Army in a 4 p.m.
match-up at Reed Arena.
FSN will televise the contest with Ron Thulin and Jim Haller
calling all the action from Aggieland. Every Texas A&M basketball game this
season will be broadcast, marking a first in program history.
The Aggies enter the contest with an 8-3 record on the
season and will be looking to rebound following a loss during their last
outing. On the season, Texas A&M has been solid at bouncing back following
a setback and holds a 2-0 mark in games after losses.
Saturday's contest will feature discounted tickets as part
of Aggie Basketball's "Half-Price Holiday Hoops" promotion. Tickets are available
at the door at Reed Arena on game day or online at
Army comes to Aggieland with a 6-5 overall record that
includes wins in its last two contests, most recently a 90-48 victory over
Rosemont last Saturday in West Point, N.Y. The Black Knights are aiming to snap
a four-game road losing streak as the trip to College Station begins a stretch
of four out of five games away from home.
Texas A&M and Army have never faced one another on the
hardwood, but the Aggies have played against current members of the Patriot League
on six previous occasions and hold a perfect 6-0 record against the conference membership.
Don't miss your chance to catch a great deal to see all the
Aggie basketball action this holiday season with our Half-Price Holiday Hoops
Included in the promotion are upcoming men's games against Army
(Dec. 29), Houston Baptist (Jan. 3) and Arkansas (Jan. 9). Additionally,
women's games against Prairie View A&M (Dec. 28), Rice (Jan. 1), Alabama
(Jan. 3) and Auburn (Jan. 13) are also part of the promotion.
Visit the Reed Arena box office, the 12th Man Foundation's
Ticket Center or call 1-(888)-992-4443 to purchase tickets or get more
- Texas A&M and
Army have never met on the hardwood, but the Aggies have faced current members
of the Patriot League six pervious times and hold a perfect 6-0 record against
the conference membership.
- On the offensive end, the A&M shooters have been
proficient and rank second in SEC with a .471 team shooting percentage ... The
Aggies have shot over 45 percent in six of 11 games and have cracked the 50
percent mark four times.
- As a team, the Aggies lead the conference with a .393 team
- A&M senior guard Elston Turner enters Saturday's
contest second the SEC in 3-point field goal percentage, shooting an impressive
.441 from long range ... the Sacramento, Calif., native leads the Aggies and
ranks 10th in the league in scoring at 15.9 points per game.
- Turner will be looking to continue a trend of scoring
consistency during which he has reached double-digit totals in points each game
this season including a pair of career-high setting 26-point performances, most
recently on Dec. 1 during a victory at Houston.
- The Aggie defense has also been solid this season, holding
opponents to under 40 percent shooting seven times and under 35 percent from
the floor on three occasions ... Texas A&M ranks fifth in the SEC by
holding its opponents to a combined .388 shooting percentage this season.
- Saturday's game is a part of A&M's "Half-Price
Holiday Hoops" promotion and fans can purchase discounted tickets for the
game at the Reed Arena Box Office or by contacting the 12th Man Foundation at
(888) 992-4443 or on-line at www.12thmanfoundation.com/ticket-center.
REED ARENA SUCCESS
- A&M is 63-13 at Reed Arena since the start of the
2008-09 season with a 22-11 mark in conference games.
- The Aggies are 97-18 (.843) at home since the start of the
2006-07 season and are 130-23 (.850) since the start of the 2004-05 campaign.
- A&M has won 45 of its last 51 home games against
unranked opponents (15 of last 19 in conference play).
- A&M is 171-64 (.728) in 14 seasons at Reed Arena ...
the Aggies were 41-41 the first six years at Reed and are 130-23 since.
- Texas A&M are 6-1 in non-conference games at Reed Arena
this season ... a loss to Southern on Dec. 22 snapped a seven-game winning
streak against non-conference foes at Reed.
- The Aggies are 106-11 (.910) all-time in non-conference
games inside the facility, which hosted its first basketball game in the fall
of 1998 ... a loss to Rice on Dec. 22, 2011, snapped A&M's 67-game
non-conference home win streak at Reed Arena (which dated back to the start of
the 2005-06 season) and 80-game regular-season, non-conference home win streak
(which dated back to 2003), both school records.