Tarleton hits the road to close out the regular season, prepare for postseason run

THE GAMES
The final games of the regular season will be played on the road this weekend for the Tarleton Women’s Basketball team. The TexAnns (19-7, 12-6 LSC) will hit the road to Western New Mexico (10-15, 6-12 LSC) Thursday at 6:30 p.m. CT and UT Permian Basin (4-22, 1-17 LSC) Saturday at 2 p.m.

WHAT’S AT STAKE
Thursday’s game will square off a pair of teams with a lot on the line. Tarleton is currently in the thick of a highly-competitive race for a regional playoff berth while Western New Mexico needs two wins this week – or two Texas Woman’s losses – to qualify for the Lone Star Conference Championship Tournament for the first time in school history.

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PLAY4KAY NATIONAL FREE THROW CHALLENGE
Tarleton Women’s Basketball is taking part in the 2019 National Free Throw Challenge to benefit the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Fans can make a pledge per free throw made during the month of February or a one-time flat donation by visiting https://pledgeit.org/tarletonstateuniversity-play4kay during the month. All proceeds of the Play4Kay National Free Throw Challenge will benefit the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.

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 video courtesy of the home team. Direct links for live stats, audio and video can be found on the women’s basketball schedule at TarletonSports.com or on the official mobile app.

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):
• TarletonSports Mobile App for iOS and Android. Fans can download the app through the iTunes or Android Store, as well as by visiting www.TarletonSports.com/MobileApp.
• 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/ListenLive

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.

LSC TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP TICKETS ON SALE
Advance tickets for the 2019 Lone Star Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship are on sale now at LSC member institutions with all-session passes $15 off the regular price until March 5. The LSC Championship will be held March 7-10 at the Comerica Center in Frisco, Texas. The event will start on Thursday and conclude Sunday.

THE LAST TIME OUT
The starting five combined for 70 of the team’s 80 points as the Tarleton TexAnns held off an Eastern New Mexico rally to win Saturday’s home finale 80-75 in Wisdom Gym. Mackenzie Hailey led all scorers with 19 points and eight rebounds for the game while seniors Katie Webster (17), McKinley Bostad (11), and Kaylee Allen (17) all went for double figures and combined for 45 points in their final home game. Nina Alvarez scored eight points off the bench while Kylie Collins (6) and Lucy Benson (2) rounded out the scoring.

INSIDE THE SERIES: WESTERN NEW MEXICO
Tarleton and Western New Mexico have squared off six times since 2009, including five as LSC rivals, and the TexAnns have won all six. Tarleton is 2-0 against the Mustangs all-time in Silver City.

INSIDE THE SERIES: UT PERMIAN BASIN
Tarleton and UT Permian Basin have met 16 times since the inaugural meeting in 2004 and the TexAnns own a 14-2 advantage. Tarleton lost back-to-back meetings in Odessa in 2010 and 2012 for the only two losses in the series but have since won seven straight dating back to December 2012. Tarleton has never lost to UT Permian Basin since the Falcons joined the Lone Star Conference.

UP NEXT FOR TARLETON
Tarleton will head to Frisco next week to take part in the Lone Star Conference Championship Tournament, which officially begins the March Madness postseason. For more information regarding Tarleton Women’s Basketball, follow on Twitter and Instagram (@Tarleton_WBK).

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