Aggies meet Marshall Saturday

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COLLEGE STATION -- Aggie Basketball Game #10:
Texas A&M (5-4) vs Marshall (7-4)
Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018 • 1 p.m. (CT)
Reed Arena (12,989) • College Station, Texas

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The Texas A&M men's basketball team returns to action at Reed Arena to host Marshall Saturday afternoon. The Aggies will look to extend their current four-game win streak after a lopsided win over Valpo Wednesday night. Marshall is in search of its third straight victory after a narrow, one-point win at Akron a week ago. The game is part of the annual Holiday Hoops promotion, which features general admission tickets for $5 for adults and $3 for youth, available here.

Texas A&M Quick Hits
• For the first time this season, two Aggies scored 20 points in the same game. Brandon Mahan and Christian Mekowulu each set season highs with 20 points apiece in the win over Valpo.
• Wendell Mitchell filled out the stat sheet in his first start in the Maroon & White. He finished with eight points, nine boards, five assists and three steals against Valpo.
• Josh Nebo has gotten up for at least three blocks in five of the team's nine games this season. He's currently second in the SEC with 2.7 denials per game.
• The 71-49 win over Valpo marked the second time this season A&M has claimed a 20-plus point victory (21, Northwestern State).
• A&M has seen seven different Aggies lead the team in scoring through nine games this season.
• Despite the Aggies' smaller lineup this season, they currently rank eighth in the nation, getting up for 6.1 swats per game.
• In each of its last three games, A&M has forced its opponent to shoot under 35-percent from the field.
• 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.

Series Info
• Saturday marks just the fourth all-time meeting between the Aggies and the Herd, with Marshall leading the series, 3-0.
• The first all-time meeting took place on Dec. 11, 1951, when Marshall claimed a 46-40 win in Huntington.
• A&M returned to West Virginia in 1982, falling 60-58 in overtime on Dec. 11.
• The most recent meeting between the two teams was in College Station on Dec. 7, 1989. The Herd earned a 69-66 victory.
• The Aggies are 11-7 all-time against Conference USA members. Their last game against a CUSA opponent was Louisiana Tech in the 2014-15 season.

Two For 20
• For the first time this season, two Aggies put up 20 points in the same game as Brandon Mahan and Christian Mekowulu set season highs with 20 points apiece in the win over Valpo.
• Mahan knocked down four of his seven attempts from beyond the arc in the game, while Mekowulu went 8-for-9 from the field.
• A&M topped Valpo 71-49, marking the second time this season the team has earned a 20-plus point victory (21, Northwestern State).