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Page 8 THE BATTALION
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1980
12th-rankedAgs confident as they
By RICHARD OLIVER
Before one could say “12th-
ranked,” the Texas A&M University
men s basketball team was on a plane
heading for the East Coast Thursday.
The reason for the departure is the
First Union Invitational in Charlot
te, N.C., which will present the
Aggies with their first real bump in a
so-far very smooth road.
The tournament, which starts to
day, will have four teams competing:
Texas A&M, Davidson University,
Wisconsin and the host, University
of North Carolina-Charlotte.
The Ags, 3-0, meet N.C.-
Charlotte at 8 p.m. (Texas time)
tonight in the nightcap of a twin bill;
Davidson and Wisconsin play in the
Today’s losers play at 6p.m, Satur
day and the title game is set for 8
The tournament will be the start of
a strange early-season nine-day road
trip stretched over five weeks. A&M
will not be back home until Satur-
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Through the first three regular
season games, the Aggies have
shown why they are currently rank
ed 12th in the nation in both the AP
and UPI polls as they rolled over
Maine, 66-57; Texas Southern, 61-
50; and Sam Houston State, 75-58.
In a preseason exhibition, the
Aggies defeated the Windsor Basket
ball Club of Canada, 84-51.
Through three games, senior co
captains Rynn Wright and Vernon
Smith are leading the Ags in scoring
with 16.3 and 13.0 points a game
respectively. The other three star
ters and their averages: sophomore
Claude Riley, 10.0; junior Rudy
Woods, 8.3; and senior Tyrone Lad-
son, 6.6 points a game.
But the biggest surprise for Aggie
fans has been the success of the
Aggies’ bench, as freshman Reggie
Roberts has netted eight points a
game, junior Milton Woodley, four,
and sophomore Roy Jones, one
The average point spread between
the team scorers signifies the
strength of the Aggies bench, which
has proved instrumental in A&M’s
early season victories by spelling the
often inconsistent Woods and pro
viding some four comers stall offense
After Monday night’s win over
Sam Houston State before a partisan
Aggie crowd of 6,079, Head Coach
Shelby Metcalf was a little happier
about his team’s defense, which had
been a minor question mark before
“I thought we showed some im
provement on defense,” he said.
“We had a lot more intensity and
hustle than in previous games. I
thought Tyrone Ladson was out
standing and I was pleased with the
play of Rynn Wright. Rynn rebound
ed well and he shot the ball well.
Ladson really played tough on de
fense and he ran our offense effec
Ladson is a particularly pleasant
development in the Aggies year thus
for, due to his excellent ball maneuv
ering as guard. His job has been
especially difficult since he has been
forced to step in the shoes of former
favorites David Britton and David
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Charlotte, the Aggies go to the Virgi
nia Tech Invitational in Blacksburg,
Va. A&M plays James Madison in
the opening game Dec. 19. Host Vir
ginia Tech and Pittsburgh play in the
other opening contest.
Then, after a week off for Christ
mas, the Aggies head to Billings,
Mont, for the KOA Classic on Dec.
29-30. The University of Montana,
Eastern Montana College and Cali-
fornia-Irvine are the other three
Next comes three SWC road
games. On Jan. 3, A&M plays TCU
in the nightcap of an SWC twin bill
in Dallas’ new Reunion Arena, fol
lowing the Arkansas-SMU opener.
Then the Ags go to Waco to play
Baylor on Jan. 6, and then to Lub
bock to play Texas Tech on Jan. 10.
Finally, it’s back home Jan. 17 to G.
Rollie and SMU.
All Texas A&M basketball games
will be carried by radio stations
KTAM (Bryan-College Station),
KRLD (Dallas), KENR (Houston)
and KM AC (San Antonio).
Brian Joelson in singles and Tom
Judson and Ron Kowal in doubles
received No. 1 rankings by Coach
David Kent for their performances
during Texas A&M’s fall campaign.
Behind Joelson in singles came
Reid Freeman, Max King, Trey
Schutz, Judson, Kowal and Leonard
Following the Judson-Kowal duo
in doubles came Freeman-Joelson
and Jim Grubert-Schutz.
Next action for the Aggies comes
in the NCAA Indoor Singles Cham
pionships Jan. 21-25 in Houston.
The next dual match isn’t until Jan.
31 when Hardin-Simmons comes to
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against Sam Houston State in Monday’s game, wBi
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