When: Tuesday, Nov. 20, 10:30 p.m. CT
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
TV: ESPN2 (also available through the WatchESPN app or streaming HERE)
Local radio: WTAW 1620 AM (Bryan-College Station)
Satellite radio: Sirius/XM Ch. 190
NEWS AND NOTES
Texas A&M (1-3): The Aggies are a play or two, here and there, from being 3-1 on the season. Instead, they enter tonight’s clash on a three-game skid, the latest loss a 69-64 setback Sunday night against Minnesota. It was a game where the Aggies led, 64-63, with 2:23 remaining but couldn’t close the deal. G Brandon Mahan (7.8 ppg, 5.0 rpg) scored a career-high 17 points and made 6 of 8 shots against Minnesota. F Christian Mekowulu (10.0 ppg, 8.8 rpg) had 16 points and seven rebounds on Sunday and has been consistent with his play for the Aggies. F Savion Flagg (15.5 ppg, 8.8 rpg) and G TJ Starks (12.8 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 4.0 apg) will be called on to have big games, as they have been reliable scoring options for Billy Kennedy and his staff. Perimeter shooting must improve for the Aggies, as the team only is shooting 22 percent from the 3-point line.
Washington (3-1): The Huskies, coached by Mike Hopkins, have won back-to-back games after falling to Auburn, 88-66, on Nov. 9. Washington’s 82-68 win over Santa Clara in Sunday’s Vancouver Showcase game saw G Jaylen Nowell (20.8 ppg, 3.0 rpg) match a career-high 32 points. Nowell is shooting 62 percent from the field and 56 percent from the 3-point line this season. F Nolan Dickerson (14.3 ppg, 6.0 rpg) had 11 points and five rebounds in the win. Bench play is important for Washington, and F Dominic Green (5.8 ppg, 2.5 rpg) had 13 points in a reserve role Sunday. F Nahziah Carter (10.0 ppg, 2.8 rpg) has been a reliable scorer off the bench, and he is shooting 48 percent from the field. Keep an eye on this Washington team defensively, as it averages 6.5 blocked shots per contest.