September 25, 2017

Tarleton men climb one spot to No. 15

Texans lead nation in FG% defense, fourth in scoring defense

Romond Jenkins averages 10.7 points and 11.1 rebounds in 25.7 minutes per game for Tarleton State || TheFlashToday.com photo by BRAD KEITH

By BRAD KEITH
TheFlashToday.com

STEPHENVILLE (December 6, 2016) — After knocking off Lone Star Conference rivals Midwestern State and Cameron, Tarleton State moved up one spot to No. 15 in the latest edition of the National Association of Basketball Coaches Division II rankings, released Tuesday.

The Texans (6-1) lead the nation in field goal percentage defense (34.8 percent) and is fourth in the nation in scoring defense (60.4 points per game). Further delving into the numbers, the Texans are second nationally in 3-point field goal percentage defense (22.3 percent).

The Texans have won three straight games including the 2-0 start to LSC play. They fell from No. 7 to No. 16 following their first loss – 79-78 to Colorado State-Pueblo on a free throw with 1.69 seconds left – and then defeated Emmanuel College, xx-xx, Midwestern, 64-56, and Cameron, 73-60, all at Wisdom Gym.


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Tarleton swept the LSC weekly honors Monday, with Ridell Camidge named offensive player of the week and Romond Camidge taking defensive honors. Camidge averaged 17 points against MSU and Cameron, while Jenkins posted a pair of double-doubles. Camidge is the leading score on the season for Tarleton, while Jenkins averages a double-double and leaded the team in rebounds.

Tarleton has its first road trip of the season this week with LSC stops at Western New Mexico at 8:30 p.m. CST on Thursday and Eastern New Mexico at 8 p.m. CST on Saturday.

Here is the complete NABC Division II poll:

Rank, School, (First place votes), Points, Previous

1. Saginaw Valley St., Mich. (13) 7-0 391 2
2. Northwest Missouri State (1) 7-0 379 3
3. California Baptist 8-0 361 5
4. Fairmont State, W.Va. (2) 7-0 356 11
5. St. Thomas Aquinas, N.Y. 7-0 337 6
6. West Liberty, W.Va. 7-1 308 1
7. Bellarmine, Ky. 6-1 296 7
8. Queens, N.C. 8-0 264 13
9. UAH 5-1 256 10
10. Wheeling Jesuit, W.Va. 6-1 246 4
11. Angelo State, Texas 5-0 237 14
12. Drury, Mo. 7-0 225 15
13. Western Washington 7-0 176 18
14. Barry, Fla. 6-1 166 9
15. Tarleton State, Texas 6-1 163 16
16. Kutztown, Pa. 6-1 155 8
17. Indiana, Pa. 8-1 144 12
18. Colorado School of Mines 7-1 104 19
19. UC San Diego 7-1 99 22
20. Fort Lewis, Colo. 7-1 92 20
21. Augustana, S.D. 7-1 86 21
22. West Texas A&M 10-1 64 24
23. Southern New Hampshire 6-0 63 25
24. Lincoln Memorial, Tenn. 6-2 49 23
25. San Francisco State, Calif. 8-0 47 NR

Others receiving votes: Washburn (Kan.) 39, Shippensburg (Pa.) 27, Columbus State (Ga.) 16, Southern Indiana 14, Hawai’i Pacific 12, Saint Rose (N.Y.) 9, Chico State (Calif.) 10, Delta State (Miss.) 7, Arkansas-Monticello 5, West Florida 4, Pfeiffer (N.C.) 3.

Dropped out: Chico State (17).

Records are through games of Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016.


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