Techsters Face 25th ranked Texas A&M Tuesday

Dec. 3, 2012

GameDay Central | Game Notes

COLLEGE STATION - Louisiana Tech will see an old friend on the opposing sideline Tuesday night when the Lady Techsters face Gary Blair and the 25th ranked Texas A&M Aggies at 7 p.m. at Reed Coliseum.

Blair, who served as an assistant coach from 1980 through 1985 at Louisiana Tech while helping lead the Lady Techsters to a pair of national championship titles, enters his 10th season as the head coach for the Aggies where he led the program to the 2010 NCAA title.

Texas A&M (3-3) enters the game on a three-game winning streak after dropping its first three contests of the year as the Aggies losses came against No. 2 Connecticut, No. 6 Louisville and No. 7 Penn State. However, A&M has defeated Liberty, Southern and Marquette in its last three games by an average margin of 25.0 points per game.

The Aggies are led by 6-foot-4-inch center Kelsey Bone who is averaging 13.7 points and 9.2 rebounds per contest while shooting 55 percent from the field. Freshman guard Courtney Walker is the other Texas A&M player in double figures at 11.0 points and 3.8 boards a game.

Despite a challenging schedule thus far, the Aggies are holding opponents to 59.7 points per game while forcing more than 20 turnovers a game.

The Lady Techsters (2-3) are coming off a 57-54 win over Ole Miss on Saturday in a game that saw four players score in double figures. Brittany Lewis (13.6 ppg, 7.4 rpg), Kelia Shelton (13.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg) and Lulu Perry (11.7 ppg, 3.0 rpg) all average double figures while Whitney Frazier (9.6 ppg, 4.6 rpg) is just outside of that range.

In its last three games, Tech has held its three opponents to only 58.0 points per game. The Lady Techsters are shooting 40 percent from the field and 68 percent from the free throw line but have been plagued with turnovers, averaging 19.0 per contest.



Tech leads the all-time series with Texas A&M 6-0 although the two programs haven't met since a 95-44 win by the Lady Techsters during the 1986-87 season.

The contest can be heard on the LA Tech Sports Network, including KNBB 97.7 FM (Ruston), KTKC 92.9 FM (Springhill) and KJVC 92.7 FM (Mansfield) with the pregame show beginning at 6:30 p.m. Fans can also access the audio through a subscription to LA Tech All-Access at

In-game twitter updates can be accessed by following @latechwbb.


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