Texas A&M takes on Georgia in a women’s basketball game inside Stegeman Coliseum Sunday, January 21 at 3 p.m. with television coverage on ESPN2. The game represents a homecoming for Texas A&M’s N’dea Jones (Lawrenceville, Ga.) and Jada Walton (Lithonia, Ga.), playing their first collegiate game in their home state.
Roy Philpott and Brooke Weisbrod have the call on ESPN2, for the Aggies’ second appearance on the channel this season. Subscribers can also access the game through WatchESPN and the ESPN app on smartphones, computers, tablets and connected devices (Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One). Radio listeners can hear Tom Turbiville and Steve Miller on WTAW 1620 AM in Bryan-College Station, and online at 12thMan.com. The game is also broadcast on SiriusXM on Sirius 94, XM 190 and SiriusXM app 961.
“I’m really excited, I can’t wait for my family and friends to see me play in person,” said Jones, who ranks second in Texas A&M history with a 10.8 rebounding average on the season. “At the end of the day, I have a job to do, so yes I’m excited to see my friends and family, but I need to focus on the game and make sure I can do my job on the court.”
Texas A&M (13-4, 2-2 SEC) has won back-to-back games to even its conference ledger, holding both Vanderbilt (Jan. 10) and Alabama (Jan. 13) to exactly 43 points prior to a mid-week bye this week. The Aggies have held their opponents to their lowest point total in a decade, and the lowest field goal percentage in school history.
“I’m very excited to go home and play in front of my family and friends,” said Walton, the Aggies’ leading scorer off the bench. “This will be the first time for a lot of my relatives to see me play live and in-action, so it’s going to be great.”
Georgia (12-6, 3-2 SEC) lost 61-35 at Missouri Thursday. The Lady Bulldogs are led by Caliya Robinson, who averages 13.7 points and 7.9 rebounds per game. Gabby Connally adds 12.9 points and Taja Cole contributes 10.8 points and 6.4 assists per contest.
In last season’s meeting between the two schools, A&M’s Chennedy Carter hit a 3-pointer with 12.4 seconds to play to send the game into overtime, but Georgia escaped Reed Arena with a 92-84 win, behind Connally’s 37 points. Each of the last five games in the series have been decided by 11-or-fewer points, and two of those have gone into overtime.
Texas A&M concludes a stretch that includes four of five games on the road on Thursday, January 24 at Auburn, before returning home on Sunday, January 27 to host Kentucky.