BRYAN COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M women’s basketball team prepares for legendary head coach Gary BlairThe final home game against the No. 1 South Carolina Gamecocks on Thursday, February 24 inside Reed Arena at 7:30 p.m.
Gary Blair To research
Prior to the whistleblowing, the Reed Arena ground will be officially named “Gary Blair Court” in honor of Blair who is the winningest basketball coach in A&M basketball history and won the 2011 National Championship with the Aggies. The A&M great amassed 250 wins at Reed Arena with an 82.8% winning percentage at home and won five conference titles in his 19 seasons at the helm of the program.After the game, the Dallas native will address the crowd with other speakers Tickets can be purchased here.
The first 600 fans will receive a gray adidas basketball jersey. Additionally, fans will be able to pick up a ‘Thank You Coach Blair’ sign in honor of Blair’s final home game and a limited number of replica 12th Man Centenary Statues will be available. All items can be picked up at the north and south entrances.
The Aggies (14-12, 4-10 SEC) lost to Alabama in a double-overtime thriller, 81-79, on Sunday. Five Aggies scored in double digits. Qadashah Hoppie played a career-high 47 minutes, recording a team-high 16 points. Aaliyah Patty had 11 points and 12 rebounds, producing his fifth double-double of the season. Kayla Wells played 44 minutes, totaling 15 points for the Maroon & White. Sydnee Roby led the Aggies off the bench and played 21 minutes, scoring 11 and dropping nine rebounds.
Wells leads the Aggies, averaging 16.7 points per game while leading the conference in 3-point field goal percentage at 49.3%. Hoppie second, averaging 10.8 points per game, while Jordan Nixon delivers a team-high 4.2 assists per game. Texas A&M is sixth in the nation in 3-point field goal percentage, hitting 38% of their shots from deep.
Thursday’s game is the 13th all-time meeting between Texas A&M and South Carolina (25-1, 13-1 SEC) with the Gamecocks leading the series at 8-4. South Carolina is led by head coach and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Dawn Staley. The Maroon & White will be looking for their first equal victory against the Associated Press No. 1 team.
How to watch
Thursday’s game will be televised on SECN with live stats here. Additionally, radio listeners can tune in locally to 1150 AM / 93.7 FM or worldwide through the 12th Man mobile app with Tom Turbiville and Tap Bentz on the call.
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