Winners of its last seven out of eight in Big 12 Conference play, the 18th-ranked Texas A&M women’s basketball team (20-7, 8-5) is on a roll and travels to No. 17 Oklahoma State (21-5, 9-4) for a midweek rematch on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at historic Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Tipoff between the Aggies and Cowgirls is set for 7 p.m.
A&M will play three games in seven days including a recent 65-50 victory over rival Texas on Feb. 24. The final three-game stretch of the regular season will be a redemption tour of sorts for the Aggies as they lost to OSU and eighth-ranked Baylor by a mere three points in each of their last meetings in the month of January.
Time has seemed to heal all wounds as the defending Big 12 champs currently boast a league-best three-game win streak which is a far cry from their 1-4 start last month. Its drastic turnaround is evident as A&M remains in the hunt for one of four coveted first-round byes in the upcoming Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship on March 11-15 in Kansas City. In fact, the Aggies are the only Big 12 team to have to finish out the season against three of the top four teams in the league and two of the top 10 teams in the nation in BU and No. 10 Oklahoma.
A road win on Wednesday would lead to a tie with the Cowgirls in the league standings for fourth place. Both teams will rely on their guard play with two of the top point guards in the country in Texas A&M’s A’Quonesia Franklin who ranks 18th nationally in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.06) and Oklahoma State’s Andrea Riley who ranks sixth nationally in points per game (22.7).
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