COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- After claiming a victory against Houston on Wednesday, the Huskies (2-2) continue their Texas two-step – a six-day, two-game road trip through the Lone Star State – with a matchup against No. 23 Texas A&M (5-2) at 5:00 p.m. PT on Saturday in College Station, Tex.
The game against the Aggies is something of a reunion for Washington head coach Mike Neighbors, who got his start in college basketball as the director of operations at the University of Arkansas for now-Texas A&M head coach Gary Blair. This will be the first matchup between Neighbors and Blair as head coaches.
After losses in each of their first two games, the Huskies have won two in a row, albeit in somewhat unconventional fashion. The Huskies downed Seattle U, 82-60, on Nov. 19 for Neighbors first win as a collegiate head coach. Then, after 15 days off, the Huskies defeated Houston, 66-55, on Wednesday in Houston.
After opening the season with four consecutive wins, the No. 23 Aggies dropped back-to-back games against Texas and Syracuse, but they bounced back to dominate San Diego St., 72-35, on Tuesday. Sophomore Courtney Walker leads the Aggies, averaging 14.0 points per game. Walker was named to the Naismith Trophy Watch List.
The Huskies are 1-1 all-time vs. Texas A&M, claiming a win in their most recent meeting, a 65-59 victory in Seattle on Dec. 6, 2006.
The Huskies will return to Alaska Airline Arena after over three weeks without a home game for a pair of matchups, beginning Friday, Dec. 13 against Wisconsin (4-2) at 7:30 p.m. The Huskies will be back in action on Sunday, Dec. 15 against Montana State (4-2) at 2:00 p.m.