December 12, 2017

Texans set for exhibition at No. 25 Texas A&M

Deshawn Riddick is 4-2 in against Midwestern State in his Tarnleton career. He and the Texans take a three-game win streak in the rivalry to Wichita Falls for tonight's 7:30 meeting at D.L. Coliseum. || Photo courtesy VLADIMIR CHERRY

THE GAME
Tarleton men’s basketball opens the season with an exhibition game against another Division I program, this time against SEC power No.25 Texas A&M on Friday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. in College Station.

TARLETON SPORTS NETWORK
A complete radio broadcast of the game can be heard on the Tarleton Sports Network presented by the North Texas Ford Dealers. The Voice of the Texans, Byron Anderson will have the call on the flagship station of Tarleton Athletics – KTRL 90.5 FM in Stephenville – and worldwide at TarletonSports.com/ListenLive. Links for live stats can be found on the men’s basketball schedule at TarletonSports.com.

TICKET INFORMATION
Tickets for the exhibition range from $10-$25 and can be bought online or at the gate at Reed Arena. For direct links to purchase tickets online, visit the men’s basketball schedule page at TarletonSports.com.

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NABC RANKINGS
Tarleton received 10 votes in the first National Association of Basketball Coaches poll of the season. The Texans have been nationally ranked in each of the last four seasons.

A LOOK BACK AT LAST TIME OUT
Tarleton qualified for its eighth straight NCAA postseason by claiming the No. 4 seed in the South Central Regional Tournament in Golden, Colorado. The Texans fell in overtime to Fort Lewis, 94-90. The Texans went 22-8 for the season, marking their eight straight 20-win season.

INSIDE THE SERIES
Tarleton and Texas A&M are meeting for the second time in program history. The Texans and Aggies played back in 2007 in College Station where the Aggies won 72-61. Texas A&M was ranked No. 14 in the nation at the time led by future NBA All-Star DeAndre Jordan, but the Texans nearly upset the Aggies when they trailed by five with a minute and a half to go before A&M pulled away.

UP NEXT FOR TARLETON
The Texans will return home to open the regular season with the annual Texan Tip-Off Classic where they’ll face Metro State on Friday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m.

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