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Huskies face road challenge today

A pretty challenging test seems to await the Huskies today. Solid opponent, combined with a first time on an opponents' court makes this one of those where we'll learn something about the team today ... their talent and toughness.

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NO. 21 WASHINGTON (6-2) AT TEXAS A&M (8-1)1:30 p.m., Reed Arena; College Station, Texas.TV: ESPN2. Radio: 950-AMSeries: The Aggies lead, 3-2. Washington won at home last season, 73-64. This is the Huskies’ first visit to College Station.Statistical leaders: For UW – Isaiah Thomas, 15.6 ppg; Justin Holiday, 6.8 rpg; Venoy Overton, 4.6 apg. For A&M – Khris Middleton, 14.2 ppg; David Loubeau, 5.3 rpg; B.J. Holmes, 4.1 apg.Scouting report: Texas A&M began this week ranked second in the NCAA in rebounding margin (plus-13.1 rpg) and ninth in scoring defense (55.3 ppg). Washington ranks first in scoring (95.5 ppg) and 3-point percentage (47.5) and ranks in the top 10 in assists per game, field goal percentage and 3-pointers made. … The Aggies have won 69 straight non-conference regular-season home games. … A&M has won five straight games since its lone loss, Nov. 25 vs. Boston College. Over that time, the Aggies have held opponents to an average of 54 points, a 35.4 shooting percentage, and 25 percent from 3-point range. … In its only previous game against a ranked team, A&M defeated then-21st-ranked Temple, 54-51. … UW has won three straight since its back-to-back losses at the Maui Invitational. … A&M junior guard Elston Turner played his freshman and sophomore seasons at UW. He is ineligible this season due to transfer rules. … UW guard Abdul Gaddy ranks second in Pac-10 in assist/turnover ratio. … This will be UW’s final game in the Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series, which was not renewed for next season. Next: 7 p.m. Dec. 18, vs. San Francisco, Hec Edmundson Pavilion.