Here's our preview story looking forward to No. 19 Texas A&M, which visits UW at 8 p.m. and on FSN.
Here's a quote from UW coach Lorenzo Romar:
"The thing about A&M is when we played them at Madison Square Garden a couple of years ago, they had some good inside players but their two guards (Donald Sloan and Derrick Romand) I thought really took care of their team in that game and they made big plays and hit big shots. And they were sophomores. Now they’re seniors, along with Dash Harris their other guard, and they’ve got their 5-11 guard B.J. (Holmes) coming off the bench. Their perimeter is really good, and they can shoot the ball and they’re quick. We’ve got to be really able to defend those guys.
"... It won’t be a walk-it-up game, I don’t think."
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And the TNT's quick scouting report:
NO. 19 TEXAS A&M (9-2)AT NO. 22 WASHINGTON (7-2)8 p.m., Hec Edmundson Pavilion.TV: FSN. Radio: 950-AM
Series: A&M leads, 3-1. The Aggies have won three straight, most recently 77-63 in the 2007 NIT Season Tip-Off in New York.
Statistical leaders: For A&M – G Donald Sloan, 17.4 ppg; F Bryan Davis, 6.9 rpg; G Dash Harris, 3.3 apg. For UW – F Quincy Pondexter, 21.6 ppg and 8.2 rpg; G Venoy Overton, 3.1 apg.
Scouting report: This game concludes the third annual Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series. The Big 12 leads 9-2 this season and 20-15 overall. … Both teams are coming off of Saturday home wins. Texas A&M beat The Citadel, 71-50; while UW routed Portland, 89-54. … Texas A&M coach Mark Turgeon is 58-23 in his third season at the school, which is located in College Station, Texas. … UW is 7-0 at home, while the Aggies are 1-0 on the road (defeating SMU, 80-68). … Davis, who is 6-foot-9 and 250 pounds, has averaged 2.5 blocks over his last six games. Sloan has averaged 21 points over his last four games. … Pondexter ranks 15th nationally in scoring. Isaiah Thomas has scored in double-figures in every game this season. Matthew Bryan-Amaning is fifth in the Pac-10 with 1.8 blocks per game.
Next: Noon Sunday, vs. San Francisco, Hec Edmundson Pavilion.