COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- The Texas A&M men's basketball team made it back-to-back win for the first time this season after topping Northwestern State on Monday night. The Aggies will look to continue rolling Saturday evening as Boston College comes to town. The Eagles recently snapped a four game win streak after falling in overtime to Providence at home.
Aggie Basketball Game #8:
Texas A&M (3-4) vs Boston College (6-2)
Saturday, Dec. 9, 2018 • 5:00 p.m. (CT)
Reed Arena (12,989) • College Station, Texas
TELEVISION: SEC Network
Roy Philpott, Play-by-Play
Daymeon Fishback, Commentary
RADIO: Texas A&M Radio Network/1620 AM (Bryan-College Station)
Andrew Monaco, Play-by-Play
John Thornton, Commentary
SATELLITE RADIO: Sirius: 206/XM: 190/Internet: 961
LIVE AUDIO/STATS: 12thman.com/live
LIVE MOBILE LIVE STATS: tamustats.com
Texas A&M Quick Hits
• Wendell Mitchell had a breakout performance against Northwestern State, putting up 18 points, going 5-5 from the free throw line, to lead the Aggies.
• Savion Flagg filled out the stat sheet with career highs in assists (6) and blocks (3), to round out his 9 and 6 night against NSU.
• Josh Nebo got up for seven blocks against South Alabama. He currently leads the SEC with 2.7 bpg.
• TJ Starks made it five straight games scoring in double figures as he added 12 points against the Demons.
• A&M has seen five different Aggies lead the team in scoring through seven games this season.
• The Aggies notched a pair of milestones with the victory over South Alabama, as Coach Kennedy earned the 350th win of his career and the program reached 250 wins in Reed Arena.
• Despite the Aggies' smaller lineup this season, they hold the advantage on the boards against their opponents by five rebounds per game.
• TJ Starks leads the current A&M lineup with 22 career starts. Entering the year, Savion Flagg and Jay Jay Chandler are the only Aggies to have ever started the same game, doing so on just three occasions last season.
• Saturday marks just the second all-time meeting between the Aggies and Eagles.
• The only other meeting took place on Nov. 25, 2010, in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
• The Eagles earned a 67-65 win at the Old Spice Classic, which was the only blemish through A&M's first 17 games that season.
• The Aggies are 7-12 all-time against schools currently in the ACC, most recently defeating 2-seed North Carolina, 86-65, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament last season.
Aggies Match Blocks Record
• The Aggies got up for 12 blocks in the win over Northwestern State on Dec. 3, matching the program's single-game record which was set against Mississippi State on Nov. 11, 2013.
• Savion Flagg and Josh Nebo led the defensive attack with three swats each.
Flagg Leads the Way
• Sophomore Savion Flagg has led the Aggies in scoring three times this season, notching career numbers in two of those games.
• Flagg topped his career scoring mark, set in the season opener, as he led the way with 25 points in the win over South Alabama.
• He has paced the Aggies' production this season, currently leading the team in scoring (14.6) and rebounding (7.3).
Nebo Protecting the Rim
• Junior transfer Josh Nebo has been a force around the rim for the Aggies all season. He set an A&M career high with seven blocks against South Alabama after entering the game with nine on the year.
• Nebo currently leads all SEC players, averaging 2.7 blocks per game.