Men’s Basketball Game Day: Nov. 25 vs. Dallas Christian

Texans begin Division I era at home against Dallas Christian



Tarleton Men’s Basketball is making its NCAA Division I debut at home against Dallas Christian under first-year Texan head coach Billy Gillispie. Wednesday’s game marks the first Tarleton Sporting event in the Division I era and the first game since the COVID-19 pandemic put a stop to all NCAA sporting events last March. The Texans will host the Crusaders on Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. in Wisdom Gym. While it’s the season opener for the Texans, the Crusaders have already played five games and are 1-4 on the year. Tarleton has won seven season openers dating back to 2012 and is 18-2 in season openers since 2000.


Opponent: Dallas Christian
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. CST
Location: Wisdom Gym – Stephenville, TX


Links for live stats and free video stream can be found on the men’s basketball schedule at A complete radio and video broadcast of the game can be heard and seen on the Tarleton Sports Network presented by the North Texas Ford Dealers. The Voice of the Texans, Casey Hogan, will have the call on the flagship station of Tarleton Athletics – KTRL 90.5 FM in Stephenville – and worldwide at The pregame show begins 30 minutes before tipoff.


Tarleton and Dallas Christian are meeting for the 11th time since the two teams first played in 2002. The Texans are 10-0 all-time against the Crusaders with all 10 wins coming in Wisdom Gym. Tarleton has scored 80 or more points in all 10 matchups and won by 20 or more in each game.


Tarleton brought in 13-time coach of the year and NCAA tournament winning head coach Billy Gillispie last spring to take the Texans into its Division I era. Gillispie revamped the roster with only two returners (Isaiah Range, Javontae Hopkins) and 15 new players. Of the new players, seven are freshman, four are sophomores to go along with five juniors and one senior. Gillispie most recently came over from Ranger Junior College and he brought five players with him: Montre Gipson, Cadarius Baggett, Shakur Daniel, Heri Ngalamulume, and Jonathan Jackson.


Capacity inside all events in Wisdom Gym is limited to a maximum of 50 percent this season, per Governor Greg Abbott’s Executive Order No. GA-28. All fans and staff inside Wisdom Gym must wear a face covering over the nose and mouth at all times, per Governor Abbott’s Executive Order No. GA-29. For a complete list of game day protocols at Tarleton, visit


Individual game tickets are now on sale at Tarleton Basketball season passes will not be sold due to the limited capacity in Wisdom Gym. Only individual game general admission tickets will be sold. Basketball Season Ticket holders will have their accounts frozen and control the rights to their seats for the following season. Texan Club issued general admission passes will be honored at all games. All individual game general admission tickets must be purchased in advance. No walk-up sales will be allowed this season.

All fans must have a ticket to enter Wisdom Gym. General admission adult tickets are $10 and general admission youth tickets are $6. Children ages 7 and under are admitted free but must print a child ticket online or pick up a ticket at the Tarleton Athletic Ticket Office prior to game day. For doubleheader contests, fans are charged once to attend both games. Tarleton Students are free but must print out tickets beforehand.

Individual game general admission tickets will be available for purchase at, in person at the Tarleton Athletic Ticket Office or by calling 254-968-1832. The Tarleton Athletic Ticket Office is located on the west side of Memorial Stadium and open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5p.m. The ticket office inside Wisdom Gym is only open on basketball game days one hour before tipoff for will call and complimentary ticket pickup. Tickets purchased online must be printed at home or displayed on a mobile device.

In the event that a game is canceled, fans who purchased general admission tickets will receive a refund for that game. Refunds will be processed at the conclusion of the 2020-21 Basketball Season.

Fans unable to attend the games in person can watch every home game for free online through the WAC Digital Network at Links to watch road games are available on the schedule pages at

Questions regarding basketball tickets should be directed to the Tarleton Athletic Ticket Office at or 254-968-1832. Our policies, ticket information and a map of Wisdom Gym can be found here.


The Texans will remain at home to take on Howard Payne on Saturday, Nov. 28 at 6 p.m. in Wisdom Gym.


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