COLLEGE STATION- No. 21 Texas A&M has its first SEC road test of the season, taking on LSU in a women’s basketball game 2 p.m. Sunday at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. The last five meetings between the two schools have been decided by 10-or-fewer points.
The game is broadcast on SEC Network +, available for SEC Network subscribers 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 WTAW 1620 AM in Bryan-College Station, and online at 12thMan.com.
The Aggies (11-3, 0-1 SEC) are looking to avoid back-to-back losses for the first time in over a season, having been edged 60-57 by No. 23 South Carolina on Thursday. Ciera Johnson posted a career-high 17 rebounds in each of her last two games, and recorded a double double by halftime in each game in that two-game stretch. Kayla Wells is averaging 18.8 points in her last five games, and Shambria Washington is averaging 7.4 points and 3.8 assists since moving into the starting lineup on December 15.
LSU (9-4, 0-1 SEC) lost 63-50 at Georgia in their conference opener Thursday. Ayana Mitchell leads the team with 13.7 points per game, and is joined in double figures by Khayla Pointer with 11.9. The Lady Tigers’ defense holds their opponents to 52.2 points per game, the best scoring defense in the SEC and the seventh-best scoring defense nationally.
Last season, the Aggies took two-of-three games against the Lady Tigers, including a 75-69 victory in the SEC Tournament Quarterfinals. However, LSU won 80-78 in Baton Rouge last season, holding Chennedy Carter to a career-low eight points. Carter, who is Division I’s active career leader in scoring average with 22.2 points per game, avenged the loss and poor performance with 27 points in the SEC Tournament.
This game starts a stretch that sees the Aggies play four of five games on the road, and continues Thursday, January 10 at Vanderbilt.