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Around Aggieland (12/4)

December 4, 2020
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During Friday's edition of TexAgs Radio, the fish bowl's own Richard Zane joined to share updates from the latest in Aggie Athletics as there is plenty to run down from both the gridiron and the hardwood.


Football (6-1)
No. 5 Texas A&M stayed put in all three major ranking systems this week.

  • College Football Playoff: No. 5
  • Associated Press Poll: No. 5
  • Amway Coaches Poll: No. 6

Texas A&M will travel to Auburn to face Auburn on Saturday. Kickoff is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. CT and will air on ESPN immediately following College Gameday.

Sophomore defensive lineman DeMarvin Leal and senior linebacker Buddy Johnson earned Southeastern Conference honors following the Aggies’ defensive showcase vs. LSU.

  • Leal was named the SEC’s Defensive Lineman Player of the Week.
  • Johnson was named the SEC’s Defensive Player of the Week.

Freshman punter Nik Constantinou was named to the Ray Guy Award’s “Ray’s 4” for Week 13 following his showing vs. LSU, in which he punted 12 times, including six inside the 20 and three inside the 10.

  • “Ray’s 4” are eligible to be named Punter of the Week. Constantinou did not receive that honor as it went to Pitt’s Kirk Christodoulou.

Sophomore running back Isaiah Spiller received Earl Campbell Tyler Rose honorable mention honors for his showing vs. LSU.

  • Spiller ran for 141 yards and a score vs. the Bayou Bengals.

Senior quarterback Kellen Mond was named to the Davey O’Brien Award class of 2020.

  • This list of 35 quarterbacks are now officially candidates to win the 2020 Davey O’Brien Award.
  • 16 semifinalists will be announced on Monday, Dec. 7.

Men’s Basketball (2-0)
Texas A&M survived a scare on Wednesday night as stellar free-throw shooting lifted the Aggies to a 73-66 win over Tarleton State in Billy Gillispie’s return to Reed Arena.

  • Sophomore forward Emanuel Miller made his 2020-2021 season debut and scored a career-high 23 points. Miller also had 10 rebounds to complete the double-double. He was 15-for-16 from the free-throw line.
  • Senior forward/guard Savion Flagg scored 21 points.
  • After the game, Buzz Williams, Miller, Flagg and Gillispie spoke to the media about the contest.

The Aggies are back in action on Sunday afternoon when they host UTRGV on Sunday afternoon. Tip-off is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. and will air live on the SEC Network as well as on the Texas A&M radio network with Andrew Monaco on the call.

Women’s Basketball (3-0)
No. 12 Texas A&M defeated Lamar on Wednesday afternoon, 80-63.

  • It was the second game in seven days between the two teams after the Aggies needed to find a replacement for Texas Southern, who had to cancel due to COVID-19.
  • Senior forward N’dea Jones led the way with 16 points for the Aggies.
  • Senior guard Aaliyah Wilson had 14 points.

The Aggies were named ESPN’s Team of the Week after they defeated No. 19 DePaul on the road last Saturday and beat Lamar on Wednesday.

A&M is back in action on Sunday as they travel to Austin to face Vic Schaefer and No. 25 Texas at the Frank Erwin Center.

  • Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. CT and will air on main-channel ESPN.
  • Texas is 3-0 and just entered the Top 25 this week following a win over North Texas and Louisiana Tech.
  • Schaefer, Gary Blair’s former assistant at A&M from 2003-2012, is in his first season as the Longhorns’ head coach.
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