COLLEGE STATION, Texas — No. 22 Texas A&M will return to Reed Arena after a 3-1 road trip including a trip to the championship game of the World Vision Classic in Las Vegas, Nev. The meeting on Friday will be the 17th all-time between the schools separated by only 50 miles, the Aggies lead the series 14-2.
Friday will be three years to the day that the two teams met on the hardwood, on that date No. 10 Texas A&M won 81-64 behind a strong performance by Danielle Adams off the bench with 19 points, Tanisha Smith added 17 in the winning effort. Two other Aggies scored in double figures with Tyra White adding 11 and Kelsey Assarian finished with 10 points on the night.
On the season the Aggies are led in scoring and rebounding by Kelsey Bone at 17.6 points and 9.1 rebounds per game. Bone won many accolades for her performance in the World Vision Classic including SEC Player of the Week, ESPNW.com National Player of the Week and was named the Ann Meyers Drysdale National Player of the Week by the US Basketball Writers Association. In Las Vegas Bone averaged 27.6 points and 10.3 rebounds per game including a new career high in points of 33 against Old Dominion.
Prairie View is coming off a difficult loss to Toledo in the championship game of the Toledo Invite by a score of 76-41. The Panthers were led by Latia Williams with 14 points and JaQuandria Williams added 12 points. Prairie View had a rough shooting night from deep making only one of the 20 three-point shot attempts.
Tickets for Friday’s game are available online at tickets.12thmanfoundation.com or in person at the Reed Arena box office. The Prairie View A&M game will continue the half-price Holiday Hoops promotion and will be Christmas Night at Reed.
Season tickets are also on sale and fans are encouraged to make sure they have a seat for all the exciting Aggie basketball action by visiting the 12th Man Foundation’s Ticket Center or calling 1-(888)-992-4443.
Aggie Women’s Basketball Game #13:
Texas A&M (8-4; 0-0 SEC) vs. Prairie View A&M (3-6; 0-0 SWAC)
December 28, 2012 · 7:00 p.m. (CT)
Reed Arena (12,989)
College Station, Texas
RADIO: Texas A&M Radio Network
Mike Wright, Play-by-Play
Tap Benz, Commentary
Local: KZNE-AM 1150 (College Station/Bryan)
LIVE VIDEO/AUDIO/STATS: AggieAthletics.com
TICKETS: Available at the door or online at tickets.12thManFoundation.com