GW vs. Texas A&M: Familiar foes

By Lara Boyko - March 19, 2007


There's a little bit more than 10 minutes before tip-off before the first of two games here at the Galen Center tonight.
First up is No. 5 seed George Washington vs. No. 4 seed Texas A&M.

George Washington is here after defeating Boise State on Saturday. The Colonials are still alive thanks to some outstanding performances from 6-foot-4 Jessica Adair, who recorded the third double-double performance on Saturday with 10 points and 11 rebounds. She is their beig player in the middle, but with the rest of the team taking care of business around her, the Colonials improved to 12-2 in NCAA Tournament first rounds and looking to see how far they are going to last on this ride.

Standing in the Colonials way of getting a golden ticket to the Dallas Regional next weekend is Texas A&M. The Aggies are still alive tonight after sending the other team from the great state of Texas packing, Texas-Arlington. Leading the way for the Aggies is Danielle Gant with her own double-double from Saturday of 24 points and 11 rebounds. The Aggies are hoping that they get one of the golden tickets tonight so they can make a trip to the Sweet 16, which will be the first time since 1994 for this program.

While both teams had good enough nights on Saturday to make it here today, what will be interesting to watch is the coaching match that takes place. George Washington's coach Joe McKeown is coaching on a broken leg against his proclaimed best friend, Texas A&M coach Gary Blair. These two know each other from different coaching jobs (McKeown was at the University of Oklahoma while Blair was at Louisiana Tech) and come into tonight knowing a lot about what makes the other one tick.

Stay tuned, we are about to tip off here in LA...

Posted by Lara Boyko at 07:50 PM on March 19, 2007
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