Monday, November 24, 2008

Weekend By The Numbers

46 – Number of seconds the Texas A&M soccer team needed to net two first-half goals against Florida on Sunday. The outburst prompted a 2-1 victory over the Gators and pushed the Aggies into the Elite Eight for the second time in three seasons.

4 – Elite Eight appearances for coach G Guerrieri and the soccer team. A&M will shoot for its first Final Four when it squares off with North Carolina on Friday at 2 p.m. in Chapel Hill, N.C.

232 – Career 3-pointers for senior Josh Carter. Carter’s five triples against Jackson State lifted the senior from Dallas into a tie atop the A&M record book, matching former player Bernard King’s mark.

210 – Wins recorded by Gary Blair while he was the coach at Stephen F. Austin. Blair will be inducted into the SFA athletics hall of fame during halftime of the A&M-SFA game in Nacogdoches on Dec. 2. Blair led the Ladyjacks to six NCAA Tournament appearances.

5 – Over the weekend, senior swimmer Triin Aljand turned in the fifth-fastest time in NCAA history in the 100-yard freestyle. Aljand set the mark during the Adamson Invitational at the Student Rec Center Natatorium during the weekend.

.402 – Season-high hitting percentage recorded by the volleyball team during its sweep of Colorado on Saturday. The Aggies smoked the Buffaloes, pounding out 44 kills and committing just nine errors in a match that lasted just 1 hour, 10 minutes.

1993 – The last year the A&M-Texas football game was played on Thanksgiving.

3 – Games against top-five ranked (by The AP) teams this season for the football team. This will be the first time in A&M history it will have played three regular season games against top-five teams. The Aggies played No. 5 Texas Tech and No. 4 Oklahoma already and will face No. 4 Texas on Thursday.

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