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Around Aggieland (2/18)

February 18, 2022

During Friday's edition of TexAgs Radio, the fishbowl's own Richard Zane joined to share updates from the latest in Aggie Athletics as a busy weekend is on tap in College Station with basketball season in full swing, baseball's opening weekend and much, much more.

Women’s Basketball (14-11, 4-10 in SEC)
On Thursday afternoon, Texas A&M announced that the playing surface at Reed Arena will be renamed to “Gary Blair Court” in honor of legendary women’s basketball coach Gary Blair.

  • The Aggies will hold an official renaming ceremony prior to A&M’s Feb. 24 contest with South Carolina at Reed Arena, which will be Blair’s final home game as head coach.

Unfortunately, the celebration was not long-lived as the Aggies suffered a 20-point loss on the road to the Ole Miss Rebels, 74-54, on Thursday night.

  • Kayla Wells scored a team-high 13 points.

The Aggies return to Reed Arena on Sunday evening as they host Alabama in the penultimate home game of the 2021-2022 season.

  • Tipoff between the Ags and Tide is set for 5 p.m. CT, and the game will be televised on the SEC Network.
  • The game will also serve as Senior Night for Texas A&M.

Baseball (0-0, 0-0 in SEC)
The Jim Schlossnagle era in College Station finally begins on Friday night as Texas A&M hosts Fordham for three-game series at Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park.

  • Friday: Nathan Dettmer (3-2, 4.37 ERA in 2021) vs. Gabe Karlso (4-2, 5.01 ERA in 2021)
    • 6:30 p.m. CT, streaming on the SEC Network+
  • Saturday: Micah Dallas (4-3, 3.51 ERA at Texas Tech in 2021) vs. Brooks Ey (0-4, 4.99 ERA in 2021)
    • 2 p.m. CT, streaming on the SEC Network+
  • Sunday: Ryan Prager vs. TBD
    • 12 p.m. CT, streaming on the SEC Network+

Men’s Basketball (16-10, 5-8 in SEC)
A long eight-game losing streak finally came to an end on Tuesday night as Texas A&M eeked out a one-point victory over Florida at Reed Arena, 56-55.

  • Trailing by two with 19 seconds remaining, Wade Taylor IV hit three free throws to give the Aggies a one-point lead. Taylor finished with eight points.
  • Quenton Jackson led all scorers with 16 points.
  • Texas A&M led by as many as 13 points in the contest and by 12 with 11:02 remaining in the game. However, Florida took the lead with 5:03 left to play.
  • The Aggies were a perfect 16-of-16 from the free-throw line in the victory.

Texas A&M hits the road this weekend as they face the Vanderbilt Commodores in Nashville on Saturday night.

  • Tipoff is set for 5 p.m. CT, and the game will be televised on the SEC Network.

Softball (6-0, 0-0 in SEC)
In a Wednesday road contest, Texas A&M stayed hot at the plate as the Aggies crushed the Sam Houston Bearcats, 13-6, in Huntsville.

  • A&M led 11-0 after the second inning.
  • Katie Dack and Mayce Allen each hit home runs.
  • Emiley Kennedy earned her second career victory, tossing a complete game in the process.

It’s another busy weekend for the Aggies at Davis Diamond as the Maroon & White hosts the Texas A&M Invitational and will play five games over the next three days.

  • Friday vs. Kansas - 2 p.m. CT, SEC Network+
  • Friday vs. Missouri State - 4:30 p.m. CT, SEC Network+
  • Saturday vs. Stephen F. Austin - 2 p.m. CT, SEC Network+
  • Saturday vs. Pittsburgh - 4:30 p.m. CT, SEC Network+
  • Sunday vs. Kansas - 11:30 a.m., SEC Network+

Swimming & Diving
Texas A&M is currently in action in the 2022 SEC Championships in Knoxville, and through three days of competition, the Aggies have had a number of standouts.

The SEC Championships continue Friday and Saturday with action beginning at 4:30 p.m. CT on both days.

  • Friday and Saturday will be available through streaming on the SEC Network+.

Men’s Golf
No. 9 Texas A&M began the 45th John A. Burns Intercollegiate on Thursday, playing at the par-72, 7,156-yard Ocean Course at the Hokuala Golf Club in Lihue, Hawaii.

  • The event runs through Saturday, Feb. 19.

Men’s Tennis (6-0, 0-0 in SEC)
No. 12 Texas A&M continued its perfect start with a 6-1 victory over Texas Tech at the T Bar M Racquet Club in Dallas on Tuesday.

  • Texas A&M took the doubles point, 2-0.
  • Noah Schacter won his match over Issac Arevalo in straight sets (6-1, 6-3).
  • Raphael Perot won his match over Ollen Wallin in three sets (6-3, 4-6, 6-1).
  • Matthis Ross won his match over Franco Rivero in straight sets (7-5, 7-5).
  • Guido Marson won his match over Dimitrios Azoidis in straight sets (6-4, 7-5).
  • Luke Casper won his match over Piotr Pawlak in straight sets (6-2, 6-1).

The Aggies travel to Seattle this weekend to play in the ITA National Team Indoor Championships.

  • Texas A&M will face No. 2 Tennessee in the first round at 2 p.m. CT. The match is not televised.
  • The ITA National Team Indoor Championships will continue through Monday, Feb. 21.

Women’s Tennis (11-1, 0-0 in SEC)
On Wednesday, it was announced that Carson Branstine and Mary Stoiana had each earned SEC Weekly Honors following a 2-1 showing in the ITA National Team Indoor Championships in Madison, Wisconsin, last weekend.

  • Branstine was named the SEC’s Player of the Week after taking down a pair of ranked singles players in Madison, including top-ranked Eryn Cayetano of USC.
  • Stoiana was named the SEC’s Freshman of the Week, who is a team-best 6-2 against ranked opponents in singles action and a perfect 5-0 in doubles action.

No. 12 Texas A&M is back at the Mitchell Tennis Center this Saturday for a doubleheader against TCU and Abilene Christian.

  • A&M vs. TCU: 12 p.m. CT, not televised
  • A&M vs. ACU: 4:30 p.m. CT, not televised
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