Game 25 • SEC Game 11 • Thursday, February 8, 2018 • 7 p.m.
Ole Miss Rebels (11-12, 1-9 SEC) at
No. 14 AP / No. 14 Coaches' Texas A&M Aggies (18-6, 7-3 SEC)
College Station, Texas. | Reed Arena (12,989)
Watch: SEC Network + (Mike Wright, Steve Miller)
Radio: The Zone 1150 AM/102.7 FM (Tom Turbiville, Bret Dark)
No. 14 Texas A&M women's basketball hosts Ole Miss on Thursday, February 8 at 7 p.m. at Reed Arena.
The game is broadcast on SEC Network +, with Mike Wright and Steve Miller on the call. Authenticated subscribers can access the stream through WatchESPN and the ESPN app on their computers, mobile phones, tablets, smart TVs and other connected devices. Tom Turbiville and Bret Dark bring listeners the action on The Zone 1150 AM/102.7 FM in Bryan-College Station and on the web at 12thMan.com.
The Aggies (18-6, 7-3 SEC) have won seven of their last eight home games, and are looking to keep pace in the race for SEC Tournament seeding. Texas A&M is one of four teams currently tied for the last two double-byes at the conference tournament, which starts February 28 in Nashville.
Chennedy Carter, the nation's leading scorer among freshman, leads the Aggies with 21.3 points per game. Khaalia Hillsman (15.1 ppg), Danni Williams (14.5) and Anriel Howard (11.5) are all averaging double figure points for the Aggies.
Ole Miss (11-12, 1-9 SEC) has dropped their last seven games, but has been ravaged by injuries, as top three scorers Madinah Muhammad (17.3 ppg), Alissa Alston (15.2) and Shandricka Sessom (15.1) have all missed time this season.
Ole Miss won 62-49 in last season's matchup between the schools, marking the Rebels' first SEC win in six tries against Texas A&M. The Aggies hold a 6-2 series lead over Ole Miss, and have won all three matchups in College Station.
After this game, the Aggies head to Baton Rouge to take on LSU on Feb. 11. The Aggies return home on February 15 at 7 p.m. for the BTHO Breast Cancer game against Florida.
Williams Enters 1,000 Point Club
Junior Danni Williams became the 30th Texas A&M player to score 1,000 career points on Sunday, joining her teammate Khaalia Hillsman in the 1,000-point club.
"Danni spends a lot of time in the gym and a lot of time in the classroom," said Texas A&M head coach Gary Blair. "Her parents spend a lot of time driving back and forth [from Clovis, N.M.] for every home game. It's just a great family."
Williams, who scored just 99 of her now 1,009 career points her freshman year, has developed into an all-around scorer. She ranks fifth at Texas A&M in both career free throw percentage (79.0 percent) and 3-point percentage (34.9).
"I never imagined it," said Williams on her 1,000th point. "I always wanted to play college basketball, but I didn't know my potential. This is like a dream come true, to play basketball here at Texas A&M every single day."
An All-SEC selection in 2016-17, Williams has been a key component of the team's success the last two seasons, starting every game in that timespan.
"The best thing about it, is that it's only 1,000," added Blair. "She's going to get a lot more points next year and the rest of this year."