Tarleton basketball on biggest road trip of year

THE GAMES
Tarleton will make arguably its biggest road trip of the season to date this week when the women’s basketball team heads to Eastern New Mexico on Thursday and West Texas A&M on Saturday for league play. The TexAnns enter the road trip with a 10-4 record on the season, including a 3-3 mark in LSC play, and will square off with two of the other top teams in the LSC standings – ENMU (10-4, 5-1 LSC) and WT (13-1, 5-1 LSC).

TARLETON SPORTS NETWORK PRESENTED BY NTX FORD DEALERS
A complete radio broadcast of the games 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 www.TarletonSports.com/ListenLive. There will also be live stats and a live video stream of the game, produced by the home team. Links for live stats, audio and video can be found on the women’s basketball schedule at TarletonSports.com.

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HOW TO FOLLOW THE ACTION
Anyone wishing to watch the games online can find direct links to the event at the following locations on the World Wide Web (These locations will always provide the exact links for fan convenience):

• Women’s Basketball Schedule Page at TarletonSports.com
• Game Day Preview Story on TarletonSports.com, which is always released on the day before the first competition of the week.
• Game Day Graphics, which are released the morning of Game Day, on @TarletonSports Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram)
www.TarletonSports.com/watch
www.TarletonSports.com/ListenLiveT

TICKET INFORMATION
Tickets can be purchased at each venue on the day of the game. If available, direct links to online ticket sales can be found on the Tarleton Women’s Basketball schedule page at TarletonSports.com.

THE LAST TIME OUT
A run of four games in seven days to open the new calendar year ended on a high-note for Tarleton as the TexAnns blasted Texas Woman’s 79-41 Thursday night in Wisdom Gym. McKinley Bostad led the way with 20 points on 8-9 shooting from the floor, including 4-5 from beyond the arc. She also had five assists and three rebounds. Kaylee Allen poured in 15 points while Mackenzie Hailey scored 13.

WILSON EYES 300
Misty Wilson is eyeing a coaching milestone of 300 wins at Tarleton. With her next victory, Wilson will amass 300 victories over her 18 seasons as the assistant coach and head coach.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL ALUMNI WEEKEND
Next Saturday will be Tarleton Women’s Basketball’s annual alumni weekend. For more information, all alumni of the program can contact head coach Misty Wilson at mmwilson@tarleton.edu.

INSIDE THE SERIES: EASTERN NEW MEXICO
Tarleton and Eastern New Mexico boast a 49-game history since the inaugural meeting in 1980. The TexAnns have won 33 games all-time against the Greyhounds, formerly named the Zias. Tarleton is 13-9 all-time in Portales and have won 29 of the last 35 meetings dating back to 2001, including 19 straight from 2008 to 2016.

INSIDE THE SERIES: WEST TEXAS A&M
Tarleton and West Texas A&M have met 50 times in their history, including one prior to Tarleton’s NCAA era. The TexAnns won the first-ever meeting on Jan. 27, 1978 when the TexAnns defeated the Lady Buffs 79-73 in a home tournament. WT won 26 of 30 meetings from 1995 to 2010 but the TexAnns have won seven of the last 19 meetings since 2011.

UP NEXT FOR TARLETON
Tarleton will be back home in Wisdom Gym next week for back-to-back home games against UT Permian Basin on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. and Western New Mexico on Saturday at 2 p.m. For more information regarding Tarleton Women’s Basketball, follow on Twitter and Instagram (@Tarleton_WBK).

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