Aggie basketball teams off to strong start

Texas A&M's men's and women's basketball teams have both found success early in 2003. Melvin Watkins' squad hits the road on Tuesday to face the unbeaten University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Gary Blair and the Lady ags return home to host the University of Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans Wednesday.

Record: 3-0
Last Action: W - Texas A&M 88, Prairie View A&M 79
Up Next: Tennessee (2-0) at Knoxville, TN
When: Tuesday, December 2, 6pm
TV: FOXSports Net

Of Note: The Aggies are off to a fast start, improving to 3-0 after defeating Prairie View A&M on Saturday. "I think we have a confident team," Forward Antoine Wright said. "In years past, guys would have gotten a little rattled. When we knew we had to get a bucket, we executed."

Who's Hot: Center Andy Slocum. In A&M's win over Prairie View, Slocum scored 21 points and grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds.

About the Vols: The Volunteers are coming off a lopsided 81-56 victory over intrastate rival Tennessee State. Tennessee scored the game's final 17 points in the win. Tuesday's game is the first of a three-game homestand for Tennessee. The Aggies defeated the Vols 83-66 last season at College Station.

Record: 2-2
Last Action: W - Texas A&M 54, Seton Hall 52
Up Next: Arkansas-Little Rock (4-1), College Station
When: Wednesday, December 3, 7pm

Of Note: The Ags are coming off of a huge come-from-behind victory over Seton Hall. A&M had a 19-5 run over the first seven minutes of the second half in the consolation championship of the Junkanoo Jam women's basketball tournament in The Bahamas. "That may have been the biggest comeback I've ever been a part of in my 31 years of coaching," A&M coach Gary Blair said. "I'm so proud of my team and my coaching staff.

Who's Hot: Guard Toccara Williams. The senior nailed a pair of free throws with 26 seconds remaining in the game to clinch the win for the Ags over Seton Hall.

About the Trojans: The UALR Trojans lost 72-67 on Saturday to Saint Louis. Heather Morris led UALR with a career-high 28 points on 11-of-17 shooting from the field.

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