Aggie Women Climb To 12 In Coaches Poll

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KANSAS CITY, MO -- For the second-straight day, the red-hot Texas A&M women’s basketball team (23-7) climbed the national polls by moving up four spots to No. 12 in the latest USA TODAY/ESPN Coaches Top 25 Poll released on Tuesday. The Aggies were previously ranked No. 16 in last week’s Coaches Poll.

A&M also moved up to No. 11 in the Associated Press Poll released on Monday and is the third-highest ranked Big 12 Conference team in the Coaches Poll and second-highest in the AP Poll. The fourth-seeded Aggies will face 12th-seeded Missouri (10-20) in the quarterfinals of the Phillips 66 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship on Wednesday, March 12 at 2:30 p.m. The tournament runs from March 11-13 & 15 at Kansas City’s Municipal Auditorium.

Mizzou upset fifth-seeded Oklahoma (21-8) in first-round action, 70-64. A&M has won three-straight in the all-time series versus the Tigers. The Aggies meet MU for only the second time in postseason tournament history with a 75-65 loss in the 2001 Championship in Kansas City.

USA TODAY/ESPN COACHES TOP 25 POLL

1. Connecticut (31-1)
2. North Carolina (30-2)
3. Tennessee (30-2)
4. Stanford (30-3)
5. LSU (27-5)

6. Maryland (30-3)
7. Rutgers (24-6)
8. Baylor (24-5)
9. California (26-6)
10. Duke (23-9)

11. Oklahoma (21-7)
12. Texas A&M (23-7)
13. Utah (27-3)
14. Old Dominion (26-4)
15. Kansas State (21-8)

16. George Washington (25-6)
17. Oklahoma State (23-6)
18. West Virginia (24-7)
19. Notre Dame (23-8)
20. Vanderbilt (23-8)

21. Marist (31-2)
22. Louisville (24-8)
23. Virginia (23-9 67)
24. Georgia (22-9)
25. UTEP (27-3)