Aggies’ 10-0 run steals 63-62 win over Georgia

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By Mark Lane (@therealmarklane)


COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M Aggies went on a 10-0 run in the final two minutes of Saturday’s game to earn their second Southeastern Conference win over Georgia at Reed Arena.


Down 62-53, the Bulldogs committed four turnovers that helped the Aggies spark a comeback. Texas A&M was also aided by a clock malfunction with 5.6 seconds remaining in the ballgame. As Georgia guard J.J. Frazier dribbled around at the top of the key, the clock froze, and the Bulldogs guard perceived he had more time and passed to big man Yante Maten, who was fouled going to the basket and would have shot two free throws. Instead, the officials convened and determined that more than six seconds had transpired while the clock froze, and thus the foul did not count and the ballgame was over.


Pleasant Grove sweeps Liberty-Eylau

By Chuck Zach


Senior Conner Oullette scored 15 of his game high 26 points in the second half as Pleasant Grove held off Liberty Eylau 66-54 at the Rader Dome Friday night.


With the win, the Hawks (14-7) moved into second place in district 15-4A.


The Leopards were led by Decorian Phillips and Jordan Pineda-Davis who both scored 18 points.
The Pleasant Grove Lady Hawks went on a 12-5 run late in the 4th quarter to break a 53-53 tie and beat Liberty Eylau 65-58.


Acie Law IV named SEC Legend

By: Mark Lane (@therealmarklane)


COLLEGE STATION — Former Texas A&M guard Acie Law IV was named an Allstate Southeastern Conference Basketball Legend Friday. Law will be honored along with 14 other SEC Legends at the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament March 8-12 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.


Law, a Justin F. Kimball (Dallas) High School alumnus, played with the Aggies from 2003-07. During his time at Texas A&M, Law had a .500 field goal percentage, scored 13.7 points per game, and made 4.5 assists per game. From 2004-07, Law led the Aggies to a NIT Quarterfinals appearance, a NCAA Second Round apperance, and a NCAA Sweet 16 appearance, a year where Law won the Bob Cousy Award, an honor given to the nation’s best point guard. To date, Law is the only first-team All-American in Texas A&M history and his No. 1 is retired by the school.


Law will be recognized at halftime of the first game Texas A&M plays at the tournament in March.


The 2017 class includes George Linn, Alabama; Oliver Miller, Arkansas; Marquis Daniels, Auburn; Matt Bonner, Florida; Jimmy Pitts, Georgia; Keith Bogans, Kentucky; Tasmin Mitchell, LSU; Jason Harrison, Ole Miss; Dontae’ Jones, Mississippi State; Jon Sundvold, Missouri; Bobby Cremins, South Carolina; Ron Slay, Tennessee; Acie Law IV, Texas A&M; Barry Booker, Vanderbilt.

Old Southwest Conference foes renew rivalry in Southeastern Confernce

By: Mark Lane (@therealmarklane)


COLLEGE STATION — Two former Southwest Conference rivals take each other on for the first time in Southeastern Conference action tonight, and listeners have a choice of whose side they are on as the Arkansas Razorbacks (13-4, 2-3) visit the Texas A&M Aggies (9-7, 1-4).


Fox Sports 1400 Texarkana will be carrying the Razorbacks play-by-play with Chuck Barrett and Matt Zimmerman calling the action while our sister station, 94.1 FM ESPN Texarkana, will broadcast Aggies play-by-play with Dave South and Al Pulliam on the call.


Arkansas recently has not fared well at Reed Arena, losing their last three contest and not having one a game there since Jan. 23, 1991 when the two squads were in the defunct SWC. Overall, Arkansas is 37-36 when visiting College Station. The Razorbacks are the Aggies’ sixth-most common opponent with 153 games played between the two since the 1923-24.


ESPN Texarkana live play-by-play schedule Jan. 17-24

Tues Jan 17th Texas A&M vs Arkansas pregame 5:30pm tip off 6pm


Fri Jan 20th Pleasant Grove @ Liberty-Eylau tip off 6pm


Sat Jan 21st Texas A&M vs Georgia pregame 10:30am tip off 11am


Sat Jan 21st Arizona @ UCLA airtime 2:45pm (WWone)


Sat Jan 21st Spurs @ Cavaliers airtime 6:30pm (ESPN)


Sun Jan 22nd NFC Championship Packers @ Falcons airtime 1pm (WWone)


Sun Jan 22nd AFC Championship Steelers @ Patriots follows (WWone)


Tues Jan 24th Pleasant Grove vs North Lamar tipoff 6pm



Billy Kennedy: Aggies need more experience

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By: Mark Lane (@therealmarklane)


Texas A&M Aggies men’s basketball coach Billy Kennedy took part in the Southeastern Conference Men’s Basketball Teleconference on Monday. Here is what Coach Kennedy talked about as they prepare to face Arkansas Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 6:00 p.m., which you can hear on 94.1 FM ESPN Texarkana.


WHAT ARE YOUR COMMENTS ON YOUR GAME TOMORROW WITH ARKANSAS? — “Coming off a tough loss against a really good Mississippi State team; well-coached defensively. Their guard play is really good. I thought they did a really good job pressuring us and getting us off our offense and some of the things we were able to do. The environment there is a great home-court advantage. I thought we played well and gave ourselves a chance to win. Late in the second half, the turnovers. [Quinndary] Weatherspoon and [Lamar] Peters just made plays on both ends of the floor. The three that Weatherspoon made, the play clock was behind him. Peters taking the ball from our guys and making all of their free throws was pretty impressive for how young their guards are and how well they played.”


Patriots down Texans to make AFC title game


By: Associated Press


FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots are headed back to a familiar spot: the AFC championship game.


Dion Lewis had a 13-yard touchdown reception, a 98-yard kickoff return for a score, and a late 1-yard touchdown to help the Patriots hold off the Houston Texans 34-16 on Saturday night and advance to an NFL-record sixth straight conference title game.

Lewis became the fifth Patriots player to score three touchdowns in a playoff game. He’s also the first player in the Super Bowl era to score on a rush, a catch and a kick return in a postseason game.


Falcons power past Seahawks to reach NFC championship game


By: Associated Press


Matt Ryan hardly resembled a quarterback who can’t win the big games.


No, this looked more like an MVP.

Returning to the postseason for the first time in four years, Ryan threw for 338 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Atlanta Falcons past the Seattle Seahawks 36-20 in the divisional round Saturday.


The Falcons are headed to the NFC championship game for only the fourth time in their 51-year history, and they’re on quite a roll with Matty Ice at the helm.


Bulldogs take a bite out of Aggies 67-59


By: Mark Lane (@therealmarklane)


STARKVILLE, Miss. — The Mississippi State Bulldogs earned their third Southeastern Conference win Saturday in a 67-59 victory over the Texas A&M Aggies at Humphries Coliseum.


The Aggies fall to 9-7 (1-4) on the season as they fail to put together a consecutive winning streak within the SEC. The young Bulldogs continue their campaign through the conference as they are now 3-1 in the SEC and 12-4 overall.


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