#8 Texas A&M hosts #12 Oklahoma State

Texas A&M, currently ranked 8th in the country, hosts #12 Oklahoma State Saturday, Jan. 20 at Reed Arena. A&M officials have announced the game is officially sold out. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. and will be televised by ESPN Regional.

Director of Athletics Bill Byrne said. "This is the earliest sellout in our basketball history and is a testament to Coach Gillispie and the players for the way they play the game. Our fans have done a great job of supporting our teams."

Head Coach Billy Gillispie assessed the sell-out more bluntly: "Hopefully that's going to become the norm instead of everyone talking about how it's the earliest sellout or whatever. Let's get it to the point where it's sold out before the season even begins."

The 4,200 tickets remaining for students were originally scheduled for pulling on Tuesday, Jan. 16; however, due to inclement weather, Texas A&M University closed on Tuesday, and tickets will be pulled on Wednesday, Jan. 17 instead.

Reed Arena's official capacity is 12,500. The area's attendance record was set on Mar. 1, 2006 when 13,176 saw a 46-43 Aggie win over Texas.

Organizers have tagged the game a "WHITE OUT," asking fans to wear white to Reed Arena.

Texas A&M (15-2 overall, 3-0 Big 12) has amassed a 45-5 overall home record under Gillispie. The Aggies have won 17 straight home games—the 10th longest home court winning streak in the nation.

The Aggies beat Colorado 87-69 on Saturday, but the win did not sit well with Gillispie: "I'm not being critical, I'm being honest. We didn't play as well as we needed to." The Aggies allowed more than 65 points for the first time this season and were out-rebounded for only the third time.

Oklahoma State (15-2, 1-1) hosts the 21st-ranked Texas Longhorns on Tuesday night.


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