Rivals Tarleton, Midwestern men square off for 36th time since 2000

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By BRAD KEITH

TheFlashToday.com

(February 5, 2015) — By now you know, No. 12 Tarleton State and No. 23 Midwestern State have the best basketball rivalry in the Lone Star Conference.

The perennial men’s powers meet again tonight at D.L. Ligon Coliseum in Wichita Falls, starting about 7:30 p.m. after a women’s contest at 5:30 p.m.

The Mustangs (17-4, 6-1) enter the game in second place in the Lone Star Conference, while the Texans (18-2, 5-2) are third. They are both chasing first-place Angelo State, who has a two-game lead and is looking to become the first school besides Tarleton or MSU to win the league title since 2011. No school besides Tarleton, MSU or former LSC member Central Oklahoma has won the LSC crown since West Texas A&M in 2006.

Here is a look at Tarleton vs. Midwestern by the numbers, this millennia.

Tarleton State and TaShawn Mabry are aiming for a sixth straight win tonight when they visit Midwestern State. | Photo courtesy NATHAN BURAL/Tarleton
Tarleton State and TaShawn Mabry are aiming for a sixth straight win tonight when they visit Midwestern State. | Photo courtesy NATHAN BURAL/Tarleton

Including and since the year 2000:

35 meetings

18 Tarleton wins

17 Midwestern wins

5 Combined Regional championships

3 Regionals won by Midwestern

2 Regionals won by Tarleton

9 Combined Lone Star Conference championships

6 LSC championships won by Midwestern

3 LSC championships won by Tarleton

6 LSC tournament meetings (4-2 Tarleton)

4 NCAA South Central Regional meetings (4-0 Midwestern)


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Scores:

Midwestern 73-61 (Jan. 22, 2000 in Stephenville)

Midwestern 69-63 (Feb. 19, 2000 in Wichita Falls)

Tarleton 77-56 (Jan. 4, 2001 in Stephenville)

Tarleton 65-63 (Jan. 3, 2002 in Wichita Falls)

Tarleton 76-60 (Feb. 26, 2002 in Stephenville)

Tarleton 72-60 (Jan. 2, 2003 in Wichita Falls)

Midwestern 75-74 (Dec. 2, 2003 in Stephenville)

Tarleton 93-87 (Mar. 2, 2004 in Stephenville)

Tarleton 63-61 (Jan. 6, 2005 in Wichita Falls)

Tarleton 76-67 (Jan. 2, 2006 in Stephenville)

Tarleton 67-61 (Jan. 17, 2006 in Wichita Falls)

Midwestern 72-59 (Jan. 29, 2007 in Stephenville)

Midwestern 76-70 (OT) (Feb. 13, 2007 in Wichita Falls)

TArleton 62-54 (Jan. 16, 2008 in Wichita Falls)

Midwestern 79-65 (Feb. 9, 2008 in Stephenville)

Midwestern 81-63 (Feb. 4, 2009 in Wichita Falls)

Tarleton 66-62 (Feb. 7, 2009 in Stephenville)

Midwestern 66-49 (Feb. 3, 2010 in Stephenville)

Midwestern 72-69 (Feb. 6, 2010 in Wichita Falls)

Midwestern 65-55 (Mar. 6, 2010 in Bartlesville, Okla.)

Midwestern 71-56 (Mar. 14, 2010 in Wichita Falls)

Tarleton 68-56 (Feb. 5, 2011 in Stephenville

Tarleton 49-47 (Feb. 21, 2011 in Wichita Falls)

Tarleton 70-54 (Mar. 5, 2011 in Bartlesville, Okla.)

Midwestern 64-51 (Mar. 12, 2011 in Edmond, Okla.)

Tarleton 79-75 (Jan. 28, 2012 in Stephenville)

Midwestern 80-75 (3OT) (Feb. 13, 2012 in Wichita Falls)

Midwestern 57-51 (Mar. 3, 2012 in Allen)

Midwestern 50-34 (Jan. 12, 2013 in Wichita Falls)

Tarleton 75-60 (Feb. 23, 2013 in Stephenville)

Tarleton 53-50 (Mar. 9, 2013 in Allen)

Tarleton 83-81 (Jan. 15, 2014 in Wichita Falls)

Midwestern 77-75 (OT) (Feb. 5, 2014 in Stephenville)

Tarleton 71-65 (Mar. 8, 2014 in Allen)

Midwestern 74-68 (Mar. 16, 2014 in Denver)

Midwestern 78-76 (Jan. 14, 2015 in Stephenville)


 

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 TexAnns look to complete season sweep of MSU

Tarleton’s women are fresh off an overtime win over Texas Woman’s on Sunday at Wisdom Gym, and are looking to complete a regular season sweep of Midwestern in the opening game of the LSC doubleheader.

Tarleton edged Midwestern 61-56 in Stephenville on Jan. 14, but MSU (16-3, 7-2) is second in the LSC and Tarleton (12-6, 5-4) fifth. Tarleton has won 16 of the last 20 meetings between the teams, though Midwestern leads the all-time series, 32-26.

Bailey Wipff and Tarleton try to complete a regular season sweep of Lone Star Conference rival Midwestern State at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Wichita Falls. || Photo by Dr. CHET MARTIN
Bailey Wipff and Tarleton try to complete a regular season sweep of Lone Star Conference rival Midwestern State at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Wichita Falls. || Photo by Dr. CHET MARTIN

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