The No. 3 Texas A&M Aggies host the No. 5 South Carolina Gamecocks on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on ESPN2. The Aggies have just one loss this season and a win on Sunday would give them their first SEC regular season title. The Gamecocks are facing their 11th Top 25 opponent this season, the most of any team in the country. They are 7-3 against ranked teams up to this point in the year.
The Aggies are led by four seniors, all of whom are scoring in double figures. Guard Aaliyah Wilson leads the squad with 13 points per contest. Additionally, the Aggies feature two quality post players in N’dea Jones (12 points and 10.4 rebounds) and Cierra Johnson (10.5 points and 7.5 rebounds).
Guard Kayla Wells is scoring 11.7 points this season and has reached double-digit scoring in seven-consecutive games. Texas A&M’s leading bench player is guard Destiny Pitts, who is scoring eight points and shooting 47.9 percent from beyond the arc.
South Carolina has won its last two games after suffering its first conference loss of the season against the No. 20 Tennessee Lady Volunteers. South Carolina is led by a pair of super sophomores in Aliyah Boston and Zia Cooke. Boston is averaging 13 points, 11.7 rebounds, and 2.9 blocks. Cooke leads the team with 16 points per game. Destanni Henderson is third in scoring average on the team with 12 points, leads the SEC with 5.4 assists in conference play, and is shooting a team-high 42.9 percent from the 3-point area.
Here’s what to expect from the matchup and how to watch:
No. 5 South Carolina Gamecocks (19-3, 13-1 SEC) vs. No. 3 Texas A&M Aggies (21-1, 12-1 SEC)
When: Sunday, Feb. 28, at 2 p.m. ET
Where: Reed Arena in Bryan-College Station, TX
What to watch: The Gamecocks have not been outrebounded by any opponent this season and are good rim defenders as they average over seven blocks per game. The Aggies have won their last nine games and are undefeated at home this season. In SEC play, the Aggies are shooting 40.3 percent on 3-pointers, while the Gamecocks are shooting 30 percent.