No. 9 Aggies Travel To Kansas State For Third-Straight Top 25 Matchup

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Some may say their toughest stretch is behind them, but the ninth-ranked Texas A&M women's basketball team (21-5, 9-4) knows there is still more basketball to play prior to the end of the regular season. The Aggies are coming off one of the biggest weekends in program history after sweeping in-state rival Texas (76-65) for the second-straight year on Feb. 21 and knocking off previously undefeated and second-ranked Oklahoma (57-56) on Feb. 23, all in a span of three days. A&M will take on its third consecutive top 25 opponent by traveling to No. 15 Kansas State (21-5, 8-5) for an early Sunday, March 1 tilt in Manhattan, Kan. Tipoff between the Aggies and Wildcats is set for noon at Bramlage Coliseum. A&M is 3-3 on the road this season in league play and has lost its last two attempts at Iowa State and Texas Tech. The Aggies look to start the month of March off anew and carry their recent success into their final three games of the regular season against the Wildcats, Oklahoma State and Baylor. Like several other Big 12 North venues, the Purple Palace has been a deterrent to the Aggies over the years. A&M has only won once in its six overall road trips to the Little Apple in 1999. The Aggies will look to their trademark defense to get them over the hump limiting opponents to a 35.7 percent accuracy from the floor and to 54.3 points a game which currently ranks 18th nationally as of Feb. 26. The Longhorns and Sooners both had their worst ball-handling performances of the season against A&M for a combined 58 turnovers in its last two outings. Kansas State, meanwhile, returns the services of its triple-double-waiting-to-happen point guard in Shalee Lehning who has missed three of the last four games for the Wildcats with mononucleosis and ranks second nationally in assists per game (7.7) and 10th in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.17).



 
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