Special to The Flash Today
Tarleton returns to action Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. in Wisdom Gym against Southeastern Oklahoma in the final game of the 2017 calendar year. With a win, it would also be a milestone mark for the Tarleton women’s basketball program, which is one victory away from 350 all-time wins as an NCAA institution.
GAME DAY PROMOTIONS
The Force is strong at Tarleton. The TexAnns and Texans will host the first-ever ‘Star Wars’ day at Wisdom Gym. There will be four Cinemark gift pass giveaways, which includes movie tickets, popcorn, and drinks for two, as well as 30 free lightsabers to the first 30 kids 18 and under wearing Star Wars attire.
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 TexAnns, Kyle Crews, 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 and video can be found on the women’s basketball schedule at TarletonSports.com.
Saturday’s games will be free of charge for all fans.
A LOOK BACK AT LAST TIME OUT
Tarleton women’s basketball scored a season-high 104 points in a 104-52 rout over Arlington Baptist on Tuesday in Wisdom Gym. 13 players – except for Nina Alvarez who dished out a career-high seven assists off the bench – scored for the TexAnns and it’s the most points scored since 2014 when they scored 114 in a win over Texas College.
INSIDE THE SERIES
Tarleton and Southeastern Oklahoma will meet for the first time since 2011 when the TexAnns recorded the biggest win in the school’s NCAA era. The TexAnns are 14-11 all-time against the Savage Storm, who used to be a part of the Lone Star Conference before leaving for the Great American Conference in 2011. In the last meeting between the two schools, Tarleton earned its first-ever NCAA playoff victory as the TexAnns defeated Southeastern 86-75 in the opening round of the South Central Region tournament. A complete box score from Tarleton’s historic win against the Savage Storm can be found online at TarletonSports.com or on page 109 of the 2017-18 TexAnn Basketball Media Guide.
UP NEXT FOR TARLETON
Tarleton will waste no time in returning to Lone Star Conference action as the TexAnns will host Angelo State and Texas A&M-Kingsville next weekend. Tarleton will host Angelo Thursday at 5:30 p.m. and Kingsville Saturday at 2 p.m