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Around Aggieland (3/5)

March 5, 2021

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 the hardwood, the diamonds, the tennis courts and much more.

Women’s Basketball (22-1, 13-1 in SEC play)
#1 Texas A&M opens the 2011 Southeastern Conference Tournament on Friday morning as they face #8 LSU at 10:00 a.m. CT on the SEC Network.

The Southeastern Conference announced their end-of-year awards on Tuesday.

  • Senior forward N’dea Jones was named a first-team all-conference selection.
  • Senior guard Aaliyah Wilson was named a second-team all-conference selection.
  • Senior guard Destiny Pitts was named the SEC’s 6th Woman of the Year.
  • Senior center Ciera Johnson was named the SEC’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Despite not being named the SEC Coach of the Year, Gary Blair was named a semifinalist for the Werner Ladder Naismith Coach of the Year Award.

Men’s Golf
Junior Sam Bennett won the Cabo Collegiate at TPC San Antonio this week.

  • Bennett shot a 5-under 67 in the final round. For the week, he finished at 5-under, shooting 74-70-67.
  • The victory earned Bennett an exemption to compete in the 2021 Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio, which begins on March 29.
  • As a team, the Aggies finished third in the Cabo Collegiate, three strokes behind Oklahoma (-4).

For his performance at last week’s Border Olympics, senior Dan Erickson was named the SEC’s Player of the Week.

Men’s Basketball (8-8, 2-7 in SEC play)
After a 32-day hiatus, the Aggies returned to the court and came up short against Mississippi State, 63-57, on Wednesday night at Reed Arena.

  • Emanuel Miller had a team-high 24 points and added 13 rebounds for a double-double.
  • Quenton Jackson scored 13 points and Savion Flagg added 12.
  • Before the game, Jackson, Flagg, Jay Jay Chandler and Kevin Marfo were honored during a Senior Night night presentation for their contributions to the program.

Texas A&M concludes the regular season on Saturday afternoon as they travel to Fayetteville to face No. 12 Arkansas.

  • Tip-off is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. CT and will be televised on the SEC Network.
  • Saturday’s game is a rescheduled contest and was originally scheduled to be played on Feb. 6.

Baseball (6-4, 0-0 in SEC play)
Texas A&M swept their midweek slate with victories over Southland Conference opponents on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Aggies host New Mexico State this weekend for a three-game series at Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park.

  • Friday: 6:32 p.m. CT, streaming on SEC Network+. Dustin Saenz starts for A&M.
  • Saturday: 2:02 p.m. CT, streaming on SEC Network+. Bryce Miller starts for A&M.
  • Sunday: 1:02 p.m. CT, streaming on SEC Network+. Jonathan Childress starts for A&M.

Softball (7-2, 0-0 in SEC play)
On Wednesday, the Aggies went to Huntsville to face Sam Houston State and returned with an 11-5 victory over the Bearkats.

  • Haley Lee (6), Ashlynn Walls (2), Jourdyn Campbell (1) and Dani Elder (1, 2) each homered.

Texas A&M returns to Davis Diamond this weekend for five games as they host Lamar, Campbell and No. 19 Tennessee in the 2021 Reveille Classic.

  • Game 1: vs. Lamar - Fri. at 3:00 p.m. CT - streaming on the SEC Network+
  • Game 2: vs. Campbell - Fri. at 5:30 p.m. CT - streaming on the SEC Network+
  • Game 3: vs. Campbell - Sat. at 12:30 p.m. CT - streaming on the SEC Network+
  • Game 4: vs. No. 19 Tennessee - Sat. at 3:00 p.m. CT - streaming on the SEC Network+
  • Game 5: vs. Lamar - Sun at 2:00 p.m. CT - televised on the SEC Network

Women’s Golf
Texas A&M competed in the Gamecock Intercollegiate Columbia, South Carolina, from Monday-Wednesday.

  • The Aggies finished 18th as a team.
  • Top performer: Senior Courtney Dow - T-60th at +11 (75-77-75 -- 227)

Equestrian (2-3, 1-3 in SEC play)
No. 5 Texas A&M’s regular-season finale is set for Saturday vs. No. 3 Georgia at the Hildebrand Equine Complex. Competition begins at 10:00 a.m. CT.

Men’s Tennis (8-2, 3-1 in SEC play)
No. 11 Texas A&M travels to Starkville on Friday to face No. 23 Mississippi State. Action begins at 3:00 p.m. CT.

On Sunday, the Aggies will stop in Oxford to face No. 24 Ole Miss. Action begins at 10:30 p.m. CT

Women’s Tennis (9-3, 1-1 in SEC play)
The Aggies also have two matches this weekend with Mississippi State on Friday and Ole Miss on Sunday, both in Bryan-College Station at the Mitchell Tennis Center.

  • Friday: Mississippi State, 5:00 p.m. CT - Not televised
  • Sunday: Ole Miss, 12:00 p.m. CT - Not televised

Volleyball (6-4, 6-4 in SEC play)
After having their matches with No. 3 Kentucky postponed last week, the Aggies are back in action this weekend vs. Alabama for a pair of home matches at Reed Arena.

  • Friday: 6:00 p.m. CT on the SEC Network+
  • Saturday: 6:00 p.m. CT on the SEC Network+
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