College Station -- Playing some of its best basketball of the season, the 18th-ranked Texas A&M women’s basketball team (21-7, 9-5) is making sure every game counts as two more games remain in the Big 12 Conference race. The Aggies are currently riding a league-best four-game win streak leading into their much-anticipated Battle of the Brazos rematch with eighth-ranked Baylor (24-3, 12-2) on Saturday, March 1 at Reed Arena. Tipoff between the Aggies and Lady Bears is set for 1 p.m. as the game will be televised nationally on Fox Sports Net.
A&M is on a quest for one of four top seeds which would receive a coveted first-round bye in the upcoming Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship on March 11-15 in Kansas City. In order to do so, the Aggies claimed a 63-57 victory at No. 17 Oklahoma State on Feb. 27 to shake up the league standings and split the home-and-home series with the Cowgirls. They are currently tied for fourth place with OSU.
A&M arguably has the toughest final home stretch in the league with a pair of meetings with two of the top 10 teams in the nation in No. 8 Baylor and No. 10 Oklahoma to close out the regular season. Home court advantage may play in favor of the Aggies as they have won 30 of their last 32 contests in the friendly confines of Reed Arena. Meanwhile, Baylor has lost two of their last three road contests at Oklahoma State (77-67) on Feb. 5 and at Texas (61-51) on Feb. 13.