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Texas A&M Women's Basketball host San Diego State Tonight



The Number 23 Aggie Women’s Basketball team returns to Reed Arena for the first time since Nov. 13  tonight to host 2013 the Mountain West Champions,  San Diego State at 7 p.m.

The Aggies and Aztecs have only met three times, but the most significant matchup came in San Diego during the Second Round of the 1994 NCAA Tournament, as the 13th-seeded Aggies knocked off the 5th-seeded Aztecs 75-72 in overtime. This advanced the Aggies to their first NCAA Tournament Sweet 16, and made them the lowest seed to ever advance to the Sweet 16.

The Maroon-and-White will be playing their fourth game in six days after a playing in the Paradise Jam tournament this past weekend. Courtney Walker averaged 17.0 points per game in the Paradise Jam, and was named to the All-Reef Division Team.

San Diego State is coming off of 1-4 start, but three of its losses have been by four-or-fewer points. The Aztecs come in under first-year head coach Stacie Terry, who is looking to take the Aztecs to their 13th postseason bid, after falling in the Mountain West Tournament a year ago.

This game will also be a time to honor the school president, Dr. R. Bowen Loftin, who will be stepping down from his position in January. He has been a very big part of this school’s history and has always been a self-proclaimed “Student’s President.” The first 1,500 students who attend tonight’s game will receive a bowtie, honoring his signature neckwear.

After tonight’s game, the Aggies host Washington on Saturday, December 7 at 7 p.m. A banner honoring A&M Head Coach Gary Blair’s induction to the Hall of Fame will be raised.

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