OXFORD, Miss. — No. 20 Texas A&M, winners of six straight games, takes on Ole Miss Sunday in a women’s basketball game at The Pavilion at Ole Miss, with tip set for 2 p.m.
The game is broadcast on SEC Network + with Seth Austin and Lindsay Roy on the call, available exclusively through WatchESPN and the ESPN app on smartphones, computers, tablets and connected devices (Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One). Radio listeners can hear Tom Turbiville and Steve Miller on The Zone 1150 AM/102.7 FM in Bryan-College Station, and online at 12thMan.com.
The outlook of the Texas A&M (17-4, 6-2 SEC) season has changed dramatically during the current six-game win streak, rising from a tie for 11th to alone in third place in the conference standings during that time. Additionally, the Aggies’ RPI has improved from No. 42 to No. 19, and ESPN’s Bracketology projections increased A&M from a 9-seed to a 5-seed in that span.
A key part to the Aggies’ six-game win streak, the program’s longest in conference play since 2016, has been junior college transfer guard Shambria Washington, whose 6.5 points and 3.2 assists during the run only show part of her value to the team.
“Shambria does so much for us,” said head coach Gary Blair. “One thing that never gets noticed is her defense. She never takes a play off on defense—she might make a mistake, but she never takes a play off. That’s unusual to have a kid come in her first year and be that good on defense.”
In addition, the Aggies boast the SEC’s leading scorer, Chennedy Carter at 21.5 points per game. Kayla Wells, who has scored at least 13 points in each of her last four games, ranks second on the team with a 13.7 scoring average.
Crystal Allen leads Ole Miss (8-14, 2-6 SEC) with 18.1 points per game, and is joined in double-figures by Shandricka Sessom with 10.2. Despite the Rebels’ record under first-year head coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin, Ole Miss had a signature win January 13, defeating then-No. 16 Kentucky 55-49 in Lexington.
Texas A&M won last season’s matchup between the two schools, 83-54 in College Station, but the Aggies look to exact revenge for their last trip to The Pavilion, a 62-49 loss in 2017. Texas A&M leads the all-time series, seven games to two.