The SMU Women’s Basketball team (4-5) lost to the undefeated Texas A&M; Aggies 70-62 Tuesday night during the first white out game of the season.
With only 97 students in attendance at tip-off, according to the student entrance attendance log, SMU fans were outnumbered. Texas A&M; fans filled the bleachers behind the Aggies bench and spilled over into the SMU student section.
In an effort to “white out the Aggies”, white SMU basketball shirts were given to the first 300 fans. The T-shirts ran out before tip-off, but a majority of fans opted out of wearing their free shirts. With little white in the crowd and a lack of fan participation, the game was ultimately an unsuccessful white out.
The game was promoted by SMU Panhellenic. Sorority women were encouraged by their chapters to attend the game in support of the team and the Panhellenic organization.
One sophomore member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority attended the game but didn’t see the turnout Panhellenic was hoping for.
“We were supposed to come to represent our sorority, but I don’t really see anyone here,” Catherine Lehman said.
With finals around the corner, one student in attendance believed that was the reason there were so few student fans.
“A lot of people aren’t here because it’s finals time and they’re studying I’m sure,” sophomore business major Tess Nemec said.
The women’s basketball team plays their next home game against Houston on Jan. 3.