Women's BBall Faces Tough Test at No. 5 Texas A&M

Junior Acheil Tac is a combined 7-9 from the free throw line over her last two games, for a 77.8-percent mark.
Dec. 30, 2014

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COLLEGE STATION -- Wednesday afternoon, the North Texas women's basketball team will try to give Texas A&M something it has not had in 21 months: a three-game losing streak. The Mean Green and the No. 5 Aggies tip off at Reed Arena at 4 p.m. on December 31 in College Station.

North Texas is in for a tough test, as Texas A&M is 6-0 at home this season and has won its last 73 home games against unranked, non-conference opponents. The last time the Mean Green defeated the Aggies was November 15, 1998 in College Station, by a score of 77-72. Since then, Texas A&M has won five consecutive games over North Texas, and holds a 14-4 all-time series advantage.

The Mean Green comes off a home loss to Denver on Sunday, by a score of 63-55. Senior Briesha Wynn led the way with her second double-double of the season, as the forward dropped 15 points and pulled in a career-high 14 rebounds. Senior BreAnna Dawkins had 11 points, the fourth time this season she has reached double-figures in a game.

Even though the Aggies are coming off two straight losses, they have a lot of players to worry about. Junior Jordan Jones is the catalyst for Texas A&M, as the point guard averages 6.5 assists per game and boasts a 2:1 assist:turnover ratio. Jones is also averaging a career-best 10.2 points and 4.2 rebounds per game, playing an average of 31 minutes.

The Aggies also have two post players who could cause problems for North Texas; redshirt junior Rachel Mitchell and freshman Khalif Hillman, who are 6-foot 7-inches and 6-foot 5-inches, respectively. That means junior Acheil Tac, redshirt sophomore Eboniey Jeter and the rest of the Mean Green front court will have to play big.

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