Alabama at Texas A&M
When: Sunday at 1 p.m.
Where: Reed Arena, College Station, Texas
Records: Alabama 9-7, 1-2 SEC; Texas A&M 12-4, 1-2 SEC
TV: ESPN U
Radio: 93.3 FM
Alabama leaves the confines of Coleman Coliseum for the second time in its SEC schedule when it travels to Texas A&M on Sunday.
The Crimson Tide is coming off of a loss to Auburn where it turned the ball over 25 times.
“There’s certain systems, when you play certain teams, that are hard to simulate, and I think that was one of them,” coach Kristy Curry said. “At the end of the day, I just really want to stop talking about Auburn and move forward. There’s nothing we can do about that but learn from it.”
Jasmine Walker, Cierra Johnson and Shaquera Wade have seen the most playing time for Alabama. Wade and Johnson both average 38.3 minutes while Walker plays 35.6 minutes.
“I just do what I can for my teammates,” Wade said. “I know coach puts me in a good position for the team. I’m just taking advantage of it.”
Texas A&M is 12-4, but just 1-2 in the SEC, with the single win coming in its last game against Vanderbilt.
The Aggies lead the SEC in defending the 3-point shot, allowing just 26.1 percent. Sophomore Chennedy Carter, the National Freshman of the year and an AP All-American last season, leads the SEC in scoring with 21.2 points.
Outside of Carter, the Aggies have three players who average double-digit scoring.
“I think probably the key to defeating this A&M team… is how important it is to rebound the ball,” Curry said.
The Aggies average 41.9 rebounds a game, while allowing just 33. N’dea Jones leads the team in rebounding with 10.8 rebounds a game.
Since Texas A&M joined the SEC, the Aggies have never lost to the Crimson Tide in its seven previous matchups.