Lone Star Showdown Set For Saturday

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With five games remaining in the regular season, the No. 11-ranked Texas A&M women's basketball team (19-5, 7-4) used a bye to recharge its batteries in anticipation of finishing out Big 12 Conference play strong in the next two weeks. The timing couldn't be better for the Aggies as four of their last five opponents of the season are fighting for one of the top four tournament seeds in the upcoming Phillips 66 Big 12 Women's Basketball Championship on March 12-15 in Oklahoma City. A&M prepares for part II of the State Farm Lone Star Showdown with No. 12 Texas (19-6, 7-4) on Saturday, Feb. 21 at Reed Arena. The Aggies and Longhorns are set to tip-off in an early bird rivalry rematch at 11 a.m. (CT) on Fox Sports Net. It will mark the first of four-straight national television appearances for A&M with second-ranked Oklahoma, No. 14 Kansas State and Oklahoma State waiting in the wings. The Aggies have been very successful at home this season with a 10-1 mark (.909) at Reed Arena including a 79-50 rout of Colorado in their last outing on Feb. 14. A&M has outscored opponents on its home court by an average margin of 27 points and its only loss of the year was a three-point setback (64-61) to then-No. 4 Baylor on Jan. 21. The Aggies have been the winners of the last four-straight meetings in the rivalry series with Texas including the last three contested in College Station. A&M and UT are in a four-way tie for third in the latest league standings, while OU and Baylor hold the top two spots on the current leader board. Not only is school pride and good positioning in the Big 12 on the line, but both squads will be vying for their 20th win of the season, state bragging rights and a half-point towards the State Farm Lone Star Showdown standings.

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