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(7) Texas A&M women suffer their first loss of the season at LSU

Destiny Pitts hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 49 seconds remaining in regulation to give the Aggies a 53-52 lead.
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The Aggies fall to 12-1 with a 3-1 record in SEC play.

·        LSU leads the all-time series 16-14 over Texas A&M.

TEAM NOTES

·        The Maroon & White tied its best start through 13 games in program history at 12-1. The 2008-09 and 2010-11 campaigns each boasted the same record through 13 ball games.

·        For the ninth time this season the Aggies scored more points off turnovers than their opponent, outscoring LSU in the category 21-16.

·        Texas A&M started the game with a lineup of Aaliyah Wilson, Jordan Nixon, Kayla Wells, N’dea Jones and Ciera Johnson for the 13th consecutive game.

·        The Aggies put together a 9-0 run to end the first half, cutting the LSU lead to eight, 34-26.

·        Texas A&M outscored the Tigers 35-31 in the second half and overtime.

·        This was the first overtime game between the Aggies and the Tigers, and was the first game to go into the extra period for A&M since Feb. 7, 2019 against Missouri.

INDIVIDUAL NOTES

·        N’dea Jones registered her ninth double-double of the season and 35th of her career, scoring a team-high 16 points and 10 rebounds.

·        The Lawrenceville, Georgia, native grabbed the 904th rebound of her career, needing only eight to pass Lisa Jordan (1985-89) on the all-time rebound list.

·        Jones’ 16 points marks her 10th double-digit scoring performance of the year and 39th of her career.

·        Destiny Pitts hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 49 seconds remaining in regulation to give the Aggies a 53-52 lead.

·        Pitts nailed 4-of-5 deep balls, tying her career high at A&M.

·        Ciera Johnson recorded the 22nd double-digit rebounding performance of her career, nabbing 10 boards in the road game.

·        Gary Blair’s record moves to 825-331 in his career as a head coach and 417-168 in Aggieland.

UP NEXT

Texas A&M women’s basketball travels to Reed Arena to take on No. 14 Mississippi State on Sunday, Jan. 17 at 12 p.m. The game is slated to be nationally televised on ESPN2.