Tarleton opens Lone Star Conference play in Wisdom Gym against Javelinas, Rambelles

THE GAME
Fresh off its biggest win of the young season, Tarleton will get back to action this weekend for two games to begin Lone Star Conference action. The TexAnns will host Texas A&M-Kingsville Thursday night at 5:30 p.m. and Angelo State at 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon. The TexAnns enter the weekend with a record of 4-1 while Kingsville is 2-3 and Angelo is 2-0.

GAME PROMOTIONS: THURSDAY vs KINGSVILLE
Thursday will be Greek Night in Wisdom Gym. Tarleton Athletics will be recognizing all the members of our Greek organizations during the game. It will also be Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night and all members of the Tarleton faculty and staff members will receive free admission to the game with ID. Texas Twisters will also be performing at halftime.

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GAME PROMOTIONS: SATURDAY vs ANGELO STATE
Saturday will be Optimist Club ‘Toys for Kids’ Day at Wisdom Gym. Anyone who makes a toy donation will receive free admission – one per toy. Santa Claus will also be on hand for photos in the lobby. In addition to the holiday festivities, it will also be Hico Night. All residents of Hico will receive free admission with ID and the Hico Cheer teams and Hico Hoopsters will perform at halftime.

TARLETON SPORTS NETWORK
Thursday’s game will be a traditional broadcast 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.

Saturday’s game will be slightly altered depending on the Tarleton Volleyball schedule. If the volleyball team is still playing, there will not be a live radio broadcast of the women’s basketball game. Otherwise, the game will be carried on 100.7 FM or www.tarleton.edu/theplanet. Links for live stats and video can always be found on the women’s basketball schedule at TarletonSports.com or on any of our social media channels.

TICKET INFORMATION
The Tarleton State Ticket Office is open from 1:30-4 p.m. in the main lobby of Wisdom Gym and can be reached by telephone at 254-968-1832. Cash, check, and cards are all accepted. Tarleton’s Stephenville Campus Students receive free admission to all home games with valid Stephenville Campus Student ID.

THE LAST TIME OUT
The TexAnns showcased their most dominant defensive showing of the young season to upset No. 10 Lubbock Christian 67-56 in Wisdom Gym. Lubbock Christian came to Stephenville boasting a previously unbeaten record of 5-0, not including an exhibition win over NCAA Division I SMU earlier this month. The game was a rematch of last year’s South Central regional tournament quarterfinal game and Tarleton set an early tone that this year’s meeting would go very differently. Tarleton forced Lubbock Christian into 26 turnovers which led to 31 of Tarleton’s 67 total points.

INSIDE THE SERIES: TEXAS A&M-KINGSVILLE
Tarleton and Texas A&M-Kingsville have met 48 times in their history, which dates to 1986. Tarleton owns a 30-18 lead over the Javelinas all-time, including a 16-10 edge in Stephenville. Tarleton has won 18 straight against the Javelinas, including a nine straight since Misty Wilson took over as head coach in 2014.

INSIDE THE SERIES: ANGELO STATE
Tarleton and Angelo State have arguably the richest tradition of any rivalry in program history, which dates to 1977. The TexAnns own a 31-25 advantage in the all-time series, including 18 wins in Stephenville. Tarleton has won eight of the last 10 meetings, including a 72-56 win over the Rambelles in the LSC Tournament semifinals last year.

UP NEXT FOR TARLETON
Tarleton will take the court next Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. against Arlington Baptist in its final game before final exams. For more information regarding Tarleton Women’s Basketball, follow on Twitter and Instagram (@Tarleton_WBK).

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