OXFORD, Miss.— No. 20 Texas A&M won its seventh consecutive game, defeating Ole Miss 72-60 in a women’s basketball game Sunday at the Pavilion at Ole Miss. The win streak is the longest for Texas A&M in SEC play since 2013.
Chennedy Carter led the Aggies (18-4, 7-2 SEC) with 28 points, marking her fifth straight game with at least 20 points. Kayla Wells scored 12 of her 17 points in the third quarter, as the Aggies erased a 37-34 halftime deficit by outscoring the Rebels 18-6 in the frame.
Ciera Johnson added 13 points and eight rebounds, scoring nine of A&M’s first 11 points. Shambria Washington matched her career-high with six assists. N’dea Jones had a team-high 10 rebounds.
Ole Miss (8-15, 2-7 SEC) was led by Shandricka Sessom with 17 points.
The Aggies went 23-of-27 (85.2%) from the line, setting SEC season-highs for both free throws made and free throw percentage.
The Aggies wrap up this two-game road swing on Thursday, February 7 at Missouri, with tip set for 6 p.m. on SEC Network. Texas A&M is home again on February 14 to host LSU.
GARY BLAIR RADIO SHOW RETURNS MONDAY
COLLEGE STATION – The Gary Blair Radio Show broadcasts Monday, February 4, at Rudy's on Harvey Road from 6-7 p.m. The show is broadcast locally on WTAW (1620 AM) and hosted by Steve Miller. Fans can listen worldwide through 12thMan.com.
In addition to thoughts from Texas A&M Head Coach Gary Blair, the show includes in-depth interviews with people associated with the A&M program, a recap of the Aggies' recent games and a preview of the upcoming schedule.
Fans are invited to come out to join the show and meet the Aggies as they talk all things Texas A&M women's basketball.
· Texas A&M is 18-4 on the season and 7-2 in SEC play, while Ole Miss falls to 8-15 overall and 2-7 in league games
· The Aggies’ 18-4 record matches the program’s second-best record through 22 games—and is Texas A&M’s best record through 22 games since 2010-11
· The Aggies have won seven straight games, which is Texas A&M’s longest SEC win streak since 2013. It is the second-longest conference win streak since the Aggies joined the league in 2012-13
· The Aggies have won 13 of their last 15 games
· Texas A&M leads the all-time series 7-2 against Ole Miss and is 6-1 against the Rebels in SEC games
· Went 23-of-27 from the line, setting SEC season-highs for free throws made and percentage
· Had 25+ free throw attempts for the sixth straight game
· Texas A&M is 18-1 this season and 73-6 all-time when leading after three quarters
· Allowed an offensive rebound on a free throw for the for the second time this season, and the first time since December 8
· Texas A&M head coach Gary Blair is 375-155 in 16 seasons in Aggieland. He is 783-318 in his Hall of Fame career, which ranks seventh among active coaches in career wins
· Blair passes former Kentucky and Mississippi State head coach Sharon Fannning for sixth in SEC history with his 126th career SEC win. Blair is the conference’s active leader in SEC wins.
· Scored 20+ points for the fifth consecutive game and the 14th time this season. She extends her school record with her 38th career game of 20+ points
· Scored 10+ points for the 29th consecutive game and the 54th time in 55 career games
· Scored 10+ points for the sixth straight game and the 18th time this season. She has scored 10+ points in 10 of her last 11 games.
· Scored 12 of the Aggies’ 18 points in the third quarter, helping the Aggies take a nine-point lead into the fourth quarter
· Scored 10+ points for the fifth straight game and the 17th time this season
· Matched her career-high with six assists, her second straight game with six assists
· Had 10+ rebounds for the 14th time this season