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Around Aggieland (3/26)

March 26, 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 (25-2, 13-1 in SEC play)
No. 2 Texas A&M opened the NCAA Tournament on Monday night in Austin and took down No. 15 Troy in a nail-biter, 84-80.

  • Jordan Nixon had a career-high 21 points in the win.
  • Ciera Johnson (16 points, 14 rebounds) and N’dea Jones (11 points, 10 rebounds) each posted a double-double.

The Aggies advanced to the Round of 32 to face No. 7 Iowa State on Wednesday in an all-time classic.

  • A&M never led for a single second of regulation and erased a 12-point deficit with just 1:27 in the third to force overtime.
  • Jordan Nixon played hero in OT and hit a floater in the lane as time expired to win the game, 84-82. Nixon finished with a career-high 35 points.
  • Ciera Johnson had 19 points, and Aaliyah Wilson had 11 points.

No. 2 Texas A&M will now face No. 3 Arizona in the Sweet 16 on Saturday night in San Antonio.

  • Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. CT and will air on ESPN2.
  • Gary Blair’s Aggies have advanced to the Sweet 16 in each of the last three tournaments.

Swimming & Diving
Shaine Casas
became Texas A&M’s first-ever individual national champion on Day 2 (Thursday) of the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships.

Casas clocked a 1:39.53 in the 200m IM, which earned him the championship and All-American honors.

Casas also swam as part of the Aggies’ 200m free relay, which came in fifth.

Casas’ 50m time to open the relay was clocked at 19.02, a Texas A&M record - his ninth school record.

The relay team, which also included Tanner Olson, Kaloyan Bratanov and Mark Theall, clocked a school-record time of 1:15.79.

The Aggies currently sit in fifth with 88 points. The Men’s NCAA Championships continue through Saturday.

Softball (20-5, 1-5 in SEC play)
On Monday, Texas A&M dropped the series finale to No. 12 LSU in Baton Rouge, 4-1.

  • The Aggies lost the series, 1-2, but were competitive in all three contests in their first test with ranked competition.

A&M returns to Davis Diamond this weekend to face No. 23 South Carolina in a three-game series.

  • Friday: 6:30 p.m. CT on the SEC Network+
  • Saturday: 3:00 p.m. CT on the SEC Network+
  • Sunday: 12:30 p.m. CT on the SEC Network+

Baseball (15-8, 0-3 in SEC play)
Texas A&M’s losing streak got extended on Tuesday night as the Aggies lost to Rice, 2-1.

  • A&M only had two hits, one of which was a two-out, pinch-hit home run by Hunter Coleman in the ninth.
  • Nathan Dettmer’s brilliant start was wasted as the freshman received no run support.
    • 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K. Dettmer’s ERA sits at 1.48.

A&M hosts Georgia for a three-game series this weekend at Olsen Field.

  • Friday: 6:00 p.m. CT on the SEC Network
  • Saturday: 2:00 p.m. CT on the SEC Network+
  • Sunday: 1:00 p.m. CT on the SEC Network+

Equestrian (3-4, 2-4 in SEC play)
No. 8 Texas A&M begins the SEC Championships this weekend in Bishop, GA, at the UGA Equine Complex.

  • The Aggies face No. 6 Georgia in the semifinals on Friday morning. The event began at 8:00 a.m. CT.
  • A&M was 0-2 vs. the Bulldogs this year, but both losses were decided by just one point.

Men’s Tennis (12-4, 4-3 in SEC play)
No. 8 Texas A&M upset No. 5 TCU at the Mitchell Tennis Center in Bryan-College Station on Tuesday. 5-2.

  • The Aggies took the doubles point, 2-0.
  • Valentin Vacherot won his match in three sets (7-6, 5-7, 6-2)
  • Juan Carlos Aguilar won his match in three sets (6-4, 5-7, 7-5)
  • Noah Schacter won his match in straight sets (6-4, 7-6)
  • Pierce Rollins won his match in three sets (4-6, 6-1, 7-6)

The Aggies host Auburn on Friday, March 26, at the Mitchell Tennis Center.

  • The action begins at 6:00 p.m. CT.

A&M’s Sunday contest with Alabama has been postponed due to COVID-19 issues within the Crimson Tide program.

Women’s Tennis (11-4, 3-2 in SEC play)
Texas A&M hosts LSU on Saturday at the Mitchell Tennis Center.

  • The action begins at 12:00 p.m. CT.

Soccer (9-3, 7-1 in SEC play)
No. 11 Texas A&M is back in action this Saturday as they host Texas State at Ellis Field. Kick-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. CT on March 27.

Men’s Golf
The Aggies are playing in the Old Waverly Collegiate this weekend in West Point, Mississippi.

  • The tournament begins on Friday, March 26, and will conclude on Sunday, March 28.

Track & Field
The Aggies are running in the Texas Relays this weekend in Austin.

  • The competition began on Thursday, March 25, and will conclude on Saturday, March 27.

Volleyball (9-9, 9-9 in SEC play)
The Aggies lost both matches this week in Bryan-College Station as No. 7 Florida prevailed.

Texas A&M’s regular-season is officially over in the unprecedented season, and the Aggies will likely not be selected for the NCAA Tournament field.

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