Monday, November 17, 2008

Weekend By The Numbers

9 – Sweet 16 appearances for the Aggie soccer team. A&M’s 3-1 win over Washington on Sunday set the stage for next weekends round of 16 tilt with the Florida Gators.

+23 – Shot differential, in favor of A&M, in the NCAA Tournament first-round game against Texas State. The Aggies claimed a 5-2 win and outshot the Bobcats 28-5.

12 – Field goals allowed by the women’s basketball team during their 56-50 win over No. 23 Pittsburgh on Sunday at the State Farm Tip-Off Classic in Baton Rouge, La. The Panthers made just 25.5 percent of their shots. The lock-down defensive performance matches last year’s Michigan game, when the Wolverines connected on only 12 field goals.

8 – Consecutive season-openers won by the men’s basketball team. The Aggies blistered Arkansas-Pine Bluff by 29 points to open the 2008-09 season, winning 76-47 on Sunday afternoon at Reed Arena.

3 – Consecutive South Central Regional individual titles for cross country runner Shadrack Songok. Songok, a senior, won his first two as a runner for A&M-Corpus Christi. His first-place finish this weekend helped the Aggie team earn the regional title and secured a slot in the NCAA Championships on Monday, Nov. 24.

1 – Player in A&M football history to surpass 1,000 kickoff return yards in a single season. Freshman Cyrus Gray ran his season total to 1,023 yards during the Baylor game.

49 – Career touchdowns for Jorvorskie Lane, a school record. After scoring twice against the Bears, 48 of his 49 touchdowns have come via the run.

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