Texas A&M women will open NCAA tournament vs. Drake

Texas A&M women will open NCAA tournament vs. Drake

The last time the Aggies hosted was the 2016 tournament in which A&M defeated 13-seed Missouri State before losing to fifth-seeded Florida State in the second round. The victor of that game, which tips at 11 a.m. CT on Friday, faces the Texas A&M-Drake victor in the Second Round on Sunday, March 18 inside Reed Arena.

The Aggies are one of eight schools to have qualified for at least 13 consecutive NCAA Tournaments, joining Baylor, Connecticut, DePaul, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Stanford, and Tennessee.

Hailing from the Big East, Providence is the first team A&M will play from the coveted basketball conference this season.

The Friars earned the number 10 seed in the South Region.

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Kyron Cartwright was the hero here for the Friars scoring 15 pts with many of them coming late in this overtime thriller pushing Ed Cooley's team into a title game against either Butler or Villanova.

Overall, the A-10 saw three teams get into the tournament.

On the season, Texas A&M basketball averages 75.0 points, 41.3 rebounds and 15.5 assists per game. 8 of the Aggies' 14 appearances, and 8 of their 11 NCAA wins, have come since 2006 ...

If A&M defeats Providence, the Aggies may be playing somewhat of a road game in the Second Round against North Carolina who has to travel a mere two and a half hours from Chapel Hill. "Thirteen straight NCAA Tournaments".