Jan. 11, 2011
Oklahoma State Cowgirls (12-2, 0-1) vs. No. 7/5 Texas A&M Aggies (13-1, 1-0)
Wednesday · January 12 · 7:00 p.m.
Gallagher-Iba Arena (13,611)
Radio -- KGFY (105.5 FM)
Video -- www.okstate.com
Cowgirls To Host Texas A&M
Oklahoma State's women's basketball team (12-2, 0-1) will face No. 7/5 Texas A&M (13-1, 1-0) in its Big 12 home opener on Wednesday at 7 p.m. inside Gallagher-Iba Arena. The Cowgirls will be looking to bounce back from a 63-45 loss at Kansas State on Sunday, while the Aggies enter play fresh off an 85-57 victory over Colorado.
OSU--Texas A&M ... The Series
OSU leads the all-time series with the Aggies by a 21-18 count, but has seen its margin narrow in recent years after winning five of the last six and 12 of the last 14. The two teams split last year with OSU winning, 67-63, in College Station and the Aggies returning the favor, 69-52, in Stillwater. The Aggies hold a 10-9 advantage inside Gallagher-Iba Arena after winning the last six in Stillwater.
Scouting Texas A&M
The Aggies come to town in the midst of a seven-game winning streak after knocking off Colorado, 85-57, over the weekend in College Station. The Aggies rank first in the league with their 12.6 steals per game and are also tops in turnover margin at +11.7 and assist-to-turnover ratio. Senior Danielle Adams leads the Big 12 in scoring at 22.3 points per game and is A&M's top rebounder at 8.4 per game. Adams also ranks in the top five in field-goal percentage, hitting 57 percent of her shots. Sydney Colson's 6.4 assists per game are second in the league.
What 2 Watch 4
The Aggies will be OSU's second ranked opponent of the year after facing No. 5 Duke on Dec. 12 ... Texas A&M will be the first of two consecutive Top 25 teams OSU will face with top-ranked Baylor on deck ... the teams enter the contest with a combined record of 25-3 with two of those losses coming against the Blue Devils ... OSU last defeated Texas A&M at home on Jan. 7, 2004 and has lost six consecutive to the Aggies in Stillwater ... the Cowgirls will look to avoid an 0-2 Big 12 start for the first time since 2005-06 ... freshman Vicky McIntyre is one block shy of tying for 14th on the school's single-season list and just four away from the No. 10 spot ... OSU has forced seven of its last eight opponents into at least 20 turnovers.