The 2019-2020 Texas A&M Basketball was announced today, and it contained some pretty cool news.
2019-20 Non-Conf. Schedule— Texas A&M Basketball (@aggiembk) July 30, 2019
Aggie Basketball Announces Non-Conference Schedule
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Let’s hit the highlights.
Gonzaga On A Football Weekend!
I can’t start anywhere else, gang. This is huge, as it combines the two things Aggie Hoops fans have often longed for:
1) Better non-conference opponents at Reed Arena
2) Leveraging a football weekend to draw big hoops crowds in the fall
Excluding the Big XII / SEC challenge (which is played in late January, anyways) this will easily be the highest quality non-conference game at Reed Arena in years. It’s the first big test under Buzz Williams, it’s our last chance to see our old friend Admon Gilder in the friendly confines, and it all lands on the last home football weekend of the year.
We could have a special weekend on our hands.
Things We Already Knew
Of course, a decent part of this announcement re-hashes the things we already knew... but let’s run it back for those out of the loop. A&M and Texas are going to mix it up in Fort Worth on December 8th, Oklahoma State comes to town on January 25th during the Big XII / SEC Challenge, and the gang hits the road for the Advocare Orlando Invitational over Thanksgiving break.
Filling In The Gaps
The Aggies welcome Oregon State to town on 12/21 to complete last year’s home-and-home, which was the only P5 unknown on the docket. Everything else (Texas A&M-Kingsville, Northwestern State, ULM, Troy, Texas A&M - Corpus Christi, and Texas Southern) is new information as well, but basically serves as home game cannon fodder.
The full schedule is listed below:
2019-2020 Texas A&M Non-Conference Schedule
|Friday, Nov. 1||Texas A&M-Kingsville||Reed Arena (preseason)|
|Wednesday, Nov. 6||Northwestern State||Reed Arena|
|Monday, Nov. 11||ULM||Reed Arena|
|Friday, Nov. 15||Gonzaga||Reed Arena|
|Wednesday, Nov. 20||Troy||Reed Arena|
|Thursday, Nov. 28||Harvard||Orlando, Fla.|
|Friday, Nov. 29||Maryland/Temple||Orlando, Fla.|
|Sunday, Dec. 1||Opponent TBD||Orlando, Fla.|
|Sunday, Dec. 8||Texas||Fort Worth, Texas|
|Sunday, Dec. 15||Texas A&M - Corpus Christi||Reed Arena|
|Saturday, Dec. 21||Oregon State||Reed Arena|
|Monday, Dec. 30||Texas Southern||Reed Arena|
|Friday, Jan. 25||Oklahoma State||Reed Arena|