A&M Faces Alabama on the Road
Ray Turner blocks a shot in Texas A&M's SEC opening 69-51 rout of Arkansas on Wednesday night at Reed Arena. (Photo by Texas A&M Athletics)
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Posted Jan 19, 2013

The Texas Aggie basketball team doesn't have long to shake off the Thursday loss to Florida as the team hits the road for a quick turnaround against the Alabama Crimson Tide.

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The Texas A&M men’s basketball team hits the road this weekend for Tuscaloosa, Ala., where it will face Alabama on Saturday in a 5 p.m. contest at Coleman Coliseum. The contest will be televised by Fox Sports Network.

Texas A&M (12-4, 2-1 SEC) will be looking to bounce back after suffering its first SEC loss on Thursday night against No. 10/9 Florida. The Aggies are 2-0 in true road games this season after defeating Houston at Hofheinz Pavilion on Dec. 1 and Kentucky at Rupp Arena on Jan. 12.

The Aggies got solid performances from a pair of freshman guards during their last outing as Alex Caruso finished with a team-high 12 points, including 11 after halftime, while fellow rookie J’Mychal Reese notched 10 points to crack the double-digit mark in scoring for the fifth time.

Alabama, meanwhile, comes into Saturday’s contest with a 10-6 overall record and a 2-1 mark in SEC play. The Crimson Tide opened league play with an 84-68 loss at No. 10/12 Missouri on Jan. 8 before notching back-to-back victories over Tennessee and Mississippi State.

Head coach Anthony Grant is in his fourth season at the helm of the program after a successful previous coaching stint at Virginia Commonwealth. The all-time series between the schools stands at 6-3 in Alabama’s favor but the Aggies have won each of the last three meetings, most recently an 86-78 overtime win in Tuscaloosa on Dec. 13, 2008.

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