Jan. 29, 2014
AUBURN, Ala. -- The Auburn women’s basketball team returns home to Auburn Arena Thursday night for the first time in nearly two weeks as the Tigers face No. 17 Texas A&M.
Tipoff is set for 5 p.m., an hour early than previously scheduled. Fans can use their tickets to Auburn’s men’s basketball contest that is also scheduled for Thursday night at 7:15 p.m. against Alabama for admittance into the women’s game.
“It’s the next game for us. I think they’ve (Texas A&M) surprised a lot of people and they are a very good team,” Auburn head coach Terri Williams-Flournoy said "They’ve got very good guards, good inside play and (Jordan) Jones runs that team.”
Auburn (11-9, 2-5 SEC) looks to snap a three-game losing skid after falling 87-69 to Florida last Sunday on the road. The Tigers battled tough with the Gators early, but a second half run by Florida put the game out of reach.
Senior Tyrese Tanner continues to pace Auburn in scoring and on the boards. The Birmingham, Ala., native is averaging 16.6 points per game to go along with 6.6 rebounds per game. Junior Hasina Muhammad returned to the floor on Sunday against Florida after missing two games, while freshman Brandy Montgomery has provided a spark for the Tigers in the past three contests, averaging 16 points per game.
Texas A&M (16-5, 6-1 SEC) enters Thursday’s contest after a double-digit loss to Tennessee as the Aggies dropped their first SEC contest of the season. A&M is also tied for first in the SEC Standings with South Carolina. The Aggies also won the 2013 SEC Tournament Championship in their first year in the league.
The Aggies are paced by Courtney Walker, who leads the club with 13.6 points per game, while Courtney Williams has averaged 13 points per game and 6.1 rebounds per game.
Fans can listen to the game locally on 94.3 FM WGZZ FM in Auburn or catch the AUHD Webcast on AuburnTigers.com/AllAccess.
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