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Around Aggieland (1/17)

January 17, 2022

During Monday's edition of TexAgs Radio, Richard Zane joined to take us Around Aggieland and provided updates from the hardwood, the track and beyond as there is plenty going on with Texas A&M Athletics.

Men’s Basketball (15-2, 4-0 in SEC)
Buzz Williams & Co. extended their winning streak to eight games and continued their perfect start in the SEC with a thrilling come-from-behind victory on Saturday afternoon over Missouri, 67-64.

  • The Aggies trailed the entire game until Tyrece Radford’s layup with 4:47 remaining finally gave them their first lead.
  • Andre Gordon and Hassan Diarra each hit two clutch free throws late to seal the victory.
  • Three Aggies scored in double figures as Henry Coleman III had a game-high 18 points. Radford contributed 13, and Marcus Williams scored 10.
  • With the win, Texas A&M is one of seven high-major teams to remain undefeated on the road (Auburn, Baylor, Butler, Michigan State, TCU and UCLA). The Aggies are also one of four high-major teams to remain undefeated in conference play (Arizona, Auburn and Illinois).

Texas A&M returns to Reed Arena on Wednesday night as the Aggies host John Calipari and the No. 18 Kentucky Wildcats.

  • Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. CT, and the game will be televised on the SEC Network.
  • Doors open at 6:30 p.m. CT, and every fan in attendance will receive a free 'Rock Reed' t-shirt.

Women's Basketball (11-6, 1-4 in SEC)
Texas A&M snapped a four-game skid on Sunday afternoon as the Aggies dominated Auburn at Reed Arena, 71-53.

  • Sydnee Roby had a career day with 20 points and eight rebounds.
  • Kayla Kells contributed 15 points, while Jordan Nixon reached double figures with 10.
  • A&M outscored Auburn 25-6 in the second quarter to take a commanding lead into halftime.

Gary Blair & Co. will be back at Reed Arena on Thursday night when they host Ole Miss in Aggieland.

  • Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. CT, and the game will be streamed on the SEC Network+.

Track & Field
The Aggies competed in the Ted Nelson Invitational this weekend in Bryan-College Station, and a number of Aggies won their respective events, including three new meet records.

  • Lamara Distin set the meet record in the women's high jump with a personal-best clearance of 6-2/1.88m. That is the second-best mark in program history.
  • Jake Lamberth set the meet record in the men's high jump with a personal-best clearance of 7-1.75/2.18m.
  • Brandon Miller won the men's 800m with a time of 1:47.48. The time is the third-fastest American under-20 mark of all time, behind fellow Aggies Donavan Brazier and Carlton Orange.

  • Deborah Acquah won the women's long jump with a jump of 21-1.25/6.43m.
  • Laila Owens won the women's 200m with a time of 23.57.
  • Syaira Richardson won the women's 400m with a time of 54.55.

  • Deshae Wise won the women's 60m hurdles with a time of 8.50.
  • The men’s 4x400m relay team of Colby Zamzow, Chevannie Hanson, Jake Lanier and Allon Clay won the event with a time of 3:12.85.
  • The women's 4x400m relay team of Owens, Richardson, Kennedy Wade and Tierra Robinson-Jones won the event with a time of 3:40.76.
  • Professional Athing Mu won the women's mile with a meet record time of 4:37.99.

Next for the Maroon & White is the Texas Aggie Invitational this weekend at the Gilliam Indoor Stadium in Bryan-College Station.

  • The meet will be held on Saturday, Jan. 22, and will begin at 1:30 p.m. CT.
  • The meet will be streamed on the SEC Network+.

Women's Tennis (2-0, 0-0 in SEC)
No. 14 Texas A&M dominated McNeese and Tarleton on Sunday to earn a pair of Opening Day wins at the Mitchell Tennis Center.

  • Texas A&M 7, McNeese 0
    • The Aggies won the all-important doubles point, 2-0.
    • Mary Stoiana won her match over Carlotta Romito in straight sets (6-0, 6-0).
    • Jayci Goldsmith won her match over Matilde Mulatero in straight sets (6-0, 6-0).
    • Jeanette Mireles won her match over Natalia Ballo in straight sets (6-1, 6-0).
    • Ellie Pittman won her match over Ariane Monello Sanch in straight sets (6-1, 6-0).
    • Kayal Gownder won her match over Yukina Abe in straight sets (6-0, 6-1).
  • Texas A&M 7, Tarleton 0
    • The Aggies won the all-important doubles point, 2-0.
    • Tatiana Makarova won her match over Deniza Marchinkevica in straight sets (6-1, 6-1).
    • Gianna Pilet won her match over Jemi Aguilar in straight sets (6-1, 6-4).
    • Mireles won her match over Martha Makantasi in straight sets (6-1, 6-2).
    • Katya Townsend won her match over Elsa Boisson in straight sets (6-2, 6-1).
    • Renee McBryde won her match over Celia Vaudiau in straight sets (7-5, 6-0).
    • Isa Di Laura won her match over Natalia Komar in straight sets (6-3, 6-3).

Men's Tennis
Day one of the Sherwood Intercollegiate in Thousand Oaks, CA was rained out, but the tournament resumed yesterday and will conclude today.

The Aggies will compete in a midweek showdown this Wednesday with Arizona State in Tempe.

  • The match begins at 2 p.m. CT and the Whiteman Tennis Center, and the event will not be televised.

Swimming & Diving
Both the men's and women's teams will return to the pool this weekend as the Aggies travel to Baton Rouge to face LSU.

  • The meet is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 22, and will begin at 11 a.m. CT at the LSU Natatorium.
  • The meet will not be televised.
  • Texas A&M has not competed since Dec. 3.
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