Story Poster
Gary Blair
Kayla Wells
Ciera Johnson
Texas A&M Women's Basketball

Texas A&M women's hoops earns #2 seed, will open tournament against Troy

March 15, 2021
10,609

After a 708 day hiatus, Gary Blair’s ball club is amped for the madness to begin. It was a foregone conclusion that Texas A&M would be dancing, but the reality of the Aggies being among the tournament favorites came to a head tonight, as the Maroon & White secured a #2 seed.

“It’s very exciting. Last year around this time, there was no tournament with the lockdown,” said Kayla Wells. “I’m just grateful that people have made the effort to make it safe for us to play during the pandemic.”

“I feel like we’re in a good spot, and it doesn’t matter where we are seeded, we just got to win and that’s what we’re going to do.”
- A&M senior center Ciera Johnson

Texas A&M earned the #2 seed for the Mercado Region, marking the fifth time The Maroon & White has earned a #2 seed in NCAA tournaments.

“We wanted to be #1, but we came up short against Georgia,” said Ciera Johnson. “When you don’t handle business, that’s what happens. You have to reap the consequences.

“I feel like we’re in a good spot, and it doesn’t matter where we are seeded, we just got to win and that’s what we’re going to do.”

The Aggies are set to face 15th-seeded Troy (22-5) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. A&M will play Monday, March 22, at 5 p.m. CT in Austin. The contest will be aired on ESPN2. The neutral site will likely play to the Aggies’ advantage.

“It’s good for our parents, especially the ones living in-state,” said head coach Gary Blair. “I think we will have a big following down there, and I look forward to it.”

With a win Monday, A&M would play either #10 Michigan State or #7 Iowa State next Wednesday.

After securing the SEC regular-season crown against South Carolina, Texas A&M rolled over LSU in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals, 77-58. The Aggies head into the NCAA tournament, coming off a loss from the SEC tournament semi-finals to No. 16 Georgia (68-74).

“The loss against Georgia was a wake-up call that we needed,” Wells said. “I’d rather it happen in the SEC tournament than March Madness where we’d be going home for good.” 

The Maroon & White are 23-2 on the year with nine wins over ranked opponents. This season, the Aggies achieved their highest ranking in program history (No. 2) and were a perfect 13-0 at home. Texas A&M was ranked No. 4 in the final regular-season AP poll.

Discussion from...

Texas A&M women's hoops earns #2 seed, will open tournament against Troy

7,682 Views | 14 Replies | Last: 3 yr ago by mullokmotx
BlueAg2003
How long do you want to ignore this user?
AG
Trash seeding.
sawemoff2010
How long do you want to ignore this user?
AG
BlueAg2003 said:

Trash seeding.
^^what he said
sawemoff2010
How long do you want to ignore this user?
AG
sawemoff2010 said:

BlueAg2003 said:

Trash seeding.
^^what he said
And commenting again because I forgot to use the angry face.
mullokmotx
How long do you want to ignore this user?
AG
6 of the top 16 seeds are from the SEC.
$240 Worth of Pudding
How long do you want to ignore this user?
AG
What a load of *****

BlueAg2003
How long do you want to ignore this user?
AG
*she
rowdyag
How long do you want to ignore this user?
AG
Earned a 1 seed, NCAA gave Ags a 2 seed
Fishing Fools
How long do you want to ignore this user?
Does the #2 seed have the same opportunity to advance as the #1 seed? The depth we have this year should have no effect on seeding? Playing in San Antonio is almost like playing a home game?

I know very little about basketball, but these are tough questions that must be answered by people that have nothing to do but complain.

Carry on!
mullokmotx
How long do you want to ignore this user?
AG
Just heard Gary on the radio and he said they were leaving today. NCAA must want teams in the bubble early,
mullokmotx
How long do you want to ignore this user?
AG
Just looked at Flightaware and it shows Sun Country Country airlines flights arriving in San Antonio from Tuscaloosa (Alabama), Northwest Arkansas (Arkansas), Tallahassee (Florida State), Oklahoma City (Oklahoma State) and Tuscon (Arizona). Must be quite an operation to have so many teams arriving at the same time.
aggiedrjdub
How long do you want to ignore this user?
AG
I know. I cannot imagine how they are going to run this event smoothly. Let's pray it goes off without a hitch and our Aggies are firing on all cylinders!
Gig'em Aggies! c/o '98 W H O O P!
mullokmotx
How long do you want to ignore this user?
AG
Was looking at the NCA&T twitter and they traveled yesterday.
Kbeauty63
How long do you want to ignore this user?
AG
mullokmotx said:

Just heard Gary on the radio and he said they were leaving today. NCAA must want teams in the bubble early,
DANG! Wish I'd known - would have gone to Reed to see them off!
mullokmotx
How long do you want to ignore this user?
AG
In past years teams would arrive 2 days before their first tournament game and the day before the game there would be press conferences. This year teams are arriving 5 days before the first game to enter the bubble.
Refresh
Page 1 of 1
 
×
subscribe Verify your student status
See Subscription Benefits
Trial only available to users who have never subscribed or participated in a previous trial.