Texas A&M hosts Central Arkansas Saturday as Holiday Hoops begins

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Texas A&M hosts Central Arkansas in a women’s basketball game at Reed Arena on Saturday, December 8 at 2 p.m. It is the first game of the Aggies’ popular Holiday Hoops promotion, which features general admission tickets for $5 for adults and $3 for youth.

The game is available for viewing on SEC Network +, which provides events to 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). The game airs on local radio on The Zone 1150 AM, with Tom Turbiville and Tap Bentz on the call.

It is the Aggies’ Military Appreciation game, with two free tickets available for active, veteran and retired military personnel in advance and on gameday. The first 100 fans at the north and south entrances receive a patriotic Texas A&M Lone Star Logo hat.

In addition, Kids’ Court is open from 1 to 2 p.m. in the women’s basketball practice gym, featuring inflatables, face painting, animal balloons, a photo booth and basketball shooting fun. A doubleheader concession special of pulled pork nachos for $10 is available at the concession stand closest to section 107, starting at the beginning of the fourth quarter.

The Aggies are coming off a 68-52 wire-to-wire win over Houston Thursday, as four players scored in double figures, led by Chennedy Carter with 25. N’dea Jones had her fourth double double of the season, scoring 10 points to go along with 13 rebounds.

Central Arkansas (4-3), who won 25 games and played in the Women’s Basketball Invitational title game last season, is coming off of a 65-52 loss at Oklahoma Wednesday. Preseason All-Southland Conference selection Kamry Orr leads the Sugar Bears with 13.1 points per game.

Fans are advised that parking costs $5 for all doubleheader gamedays but a men's basketball season parking pass allows entry to the parking lots for all games. Fans are encouraged to stay for the men's game against Boston College, using their women's basketball ticket as a general admission seat to the second game.