From LSU Sports
BATON ROUGE – The LSU women's basketball team will host perennial power and Southeastern Conference newcomer Texas A&M in a nationally televised ESPN2 "Big Monday" showdown at 8 p.m. CT on Feb. 4, 2013 in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center, the network announced on Thursday.
The Lady Tigers, who reached the second round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament, will be making their first ESPN2 "Big Monday" home appearance since Feb. 2008 against top-ranked Connecticut. LSU is one of 13 teams in the nation who will make an appearance on the network's "Big Monday" lineup this season.
"It will be an exciting opportunity for our fans in a nationally televised game against a team that has won a national championship in Texas A&M," said LSU head coach Nikki Caldwell. "We welcome them to our conference. There are going to be some great games between these two teams for years to come."
The Aggies, the 2011 national champions and a 2012 Sweet 16 participant, will be making their first visit to Baton Rouge to face LSU since Dec. 29, 1993. The Lady Tigers lead the all-time series 7-4.
LSU returns six letterwinners from a squad that reached the championship game of the SEC Tournament and captured 23 overall games – the most by the team since the 2008 Final Four season. Senior guard Adrienne Webb, a member of the SEC All-Tournament team, is the top returning scorer with 9.9 points per game overall and 10.4 points per contest in SEC play.
Caldwell welcomes three newcomers to the roster. Danielle Ballard, a 5-foot-9 guard, is a tremendous scorer and ranked one of the top 25 prospects in the nation by ESPN.com. Fellow guard Kuaneshia "Coco" Baker was the 2012 Louisiana Gatorade Player of the Year.
LSU's entire 2012-13 schedule will be announced in the coming days. The SEC will announce the remainder of the television schedule in September.
Season ticket deposits and renewals for the 2012-13 LSU women's basketball season are now being accepted online at www.LSUtix.net.
Current season ticket holders have until Friday, Aug. 31 to renew. Fans interested in purchasing new season tickets can place a $25 deposit toward the purchase of a season ticket at www.LSUtix.net. For more information, contact the LSU Athletic Ticket Office at (225) 578-2184.