We’ll have a scouting report on Texas A&M before tomorrow’s game, but thought I’d pass along some quotes from Aggies coach Mark Turgeon who talked about playing the Washington Huskies.
For a little background, Texas A&M is ranked 23rd in the AP poll its compiled a 9-2 record.
This is the fifth meeting between the schools. Washington has lost the past three games, including a 77-63 defeat in 2007.
(Turgeon on Washington) “The biggest challenge is we are playing a team picked to win their league on their home court, where they don’t lose very often. I think we’re looking forward to getting on the road. We leave early Monday morning. A lot of our guys have never been to the state of Washington and I know a lot of them are excited to see Seattle and what it’s like. We get in early and have plenty of time to get ourselves acclimated and ready to play.
“I think we know where we are (as a team), but we don’t know where we are on the road against a really quality opponent. We’re going to find out Tuesday. That’ll give us a good idea of where we are and how we have to play. It’s easy when you play at home, you can play a certain way. On the road, you’ve got to figure out different ways to play.
“Hopefully, we can become a good road team. We had a nice win at SMU, but that was a long time ago. For us to get where we want to be, we have to be a good road team. You do that with defense and rebounding and executing, and we took a step tonight. Washington is really talented. They have a lot of good basketball players and they are really good in that building.”
December 21, 2009 at 5:04 AM
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