February 16, 2007

A&M, Sooners collide Saturday

No. 6 Texas A&M is coming off a rare home loss that snapped a 29-game home winning streak, and now they must go on the road for a pair of games in the Sooner state with the first Saturday at Oklahoma.

The trip won't be easy as A&M (21-4, 9-2 Big 12) has never won in Norman. Oklahoma (15-9, 6-5) holds a 12-0 advantage over the Aggies at home all-time.

But these aren't your typical Aggies. A&M is widely looked upon now as a national title contender, and the last time the two schools met A&M won its first meeting with Oklahoma in 14 tries, and only its second all-time.

The Sooners are coming of a disappointing loss of their own, however, as they dropped a decision to Iowa State Tuesday in Ames. The Cyclones limited Nate Carter who is OU's scoring leader in conference play.

If A&M wants to continue being a top 10 team and a fixture as at least a 2-seed in the NCAA tournament, then the Aggies will need to win these two on the road. It all starts Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman and will be broadcast on ABC.

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