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No. 25 A&M drops road game to 7th ranked Tennessee 73-45

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Published: Jan. 6, 2022 at 7:42 PM CST
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KNOXVILLE, Tennessee -- Texas A&M was doomed by a cold-shooting second quarter as the 25th-ranked Aggies fell at No. 7 Tennessee 73-45 Thursday night inside Thompson-Boling Arena.

A&M (10-4, 0-2) held a one-point lead heading into the second stanza, but the Aggies were outscored 22-7 by the Lady Vols (14-1, 3-0) who remained undefeated in SEC play and won their fifth in a row.

Destiny Pitts led A&M with 12 points and five rebounds, while Kayla Wells (11 points) and Qadashah Hoppie (10) were also in double figures.

No. 25 Texas A&M 45, No. 7 Tennessee 73 – Postgame Notes

Thompson-Boling Arena

Knoxville, Tennessee

POSTGAME NOTES

RECORDS & SERIES NOTES

  • Texas A&M falls to 10-4 overall this season and 0-2 in conference play.
  • The Maroon & White is now 7-9 against Tennessee all-time.

TEAM NOTES

  • Tennessee made six free throws on eight attempts. That is tied for the second-lowest number of made freebies this year by an Aggie opponent.
  • A&M has either tied or committed fewer turnover than its opponent in seven games this season, after matching the Lady Vols with 14 turnovers.
  • The Aggies made 4-of-5 3-pointers to open the game and ended the first quarter with a 21-20 lead. A&M is now 9-1 when leading after the first period.
  • The Maroon & White’s 45 points is the lowest point total of the year for the team.
  • Texas A&M utilized a starting lineup of Jordan Nixon, Qadashah Hoppie, Destiny Pitts, Kayla Wells and Jada Malone for the first time this season (0-1).
  • This is the ninth different starting lineup the Aggies have used this season.

INDIVIDUAL NOTES

  • Destiny Pitts led the Aggies in scoring for the fourth time this season, pouring in 12 points and draining two 3-pointers.
  • Kayla Wells has scored in double digits every game this year, after scoring 11 points against the Lady Volunteers. She has now scored 10-or-more points in 78 games throughout her career.
  • Wells has played in 138 games for the Aggies, which is six games from breaking Karla Gilbert’s program record of 143.
  • Jada Malone made the second start of her career.
  • Women’s Basketball Hall-of-Famer Gary Blair falls to 848-337 in his career with a 440-174 record at Texas A&M.

Up Next

The Aggies host their SEC home opener against Florida on Sunday, Jan. 9 at 2 p.m. inside Reed Arena.