In a game that came down to the wire between Tarleton and Eastern New Mexico, the Texans were turned back by the Greyhounds 61-57 to begin the four-game road trip Thursday.

In what Lonn Reisman described as a "sloppy" game, the Texans surrendered 16 turnovers and shot .389 from the floor and .261 from downtown, including a .154 mark from beyond the arc in the second half. At the free throw line, Tarleton was .643 on 9-14 shooting while the Greyhounds were a perfect 11-11.

"Bottom line is that tonight we were selfish. We were selfish tonight," said Reisman, "Tonight, we penetrate and - we don't look for open shooters - we decide to shoot it over three people. Tonight, we kind of regressed and that's disappointing."

Eastern New Mexico jumped out to an 11-4 lead early on before a pair of free throws from Jaraan Lands sparked the Texan offense. The Lands freebies started a 16-4 Tarleton run over the next six minutes that saw the Texans take a 20-15 lead with 5:26 to play in the opening half.

After the Greyhounds came back to tie things up at 26-26, Tarleton got back-to-back buckets from Lands and Enloe to close out the half on a 4-0 surge and take a 30-26 lead into halftime.

Tarleton led the first 7:30 of the second half before the Greyhounds tied it at 36-36. Eastern New Mexico took a lead a minute later on a three-pointer and never trailed again. Tarleton pulled as close as one the rest of the way but couldn't retake the lead.

Corinthian Ramsey led the way with 15 points to go along with three assists, two steals, and one block, while Lands boasted a 12-point, 10-rebound double-double performance. Deshawn Riddickalso cracked double figures with 13 points. Josh Hawley (6), Enloe (5), Anthony Davis (4), and Sam Marshall (2) rounded out the scoring for the Texans.

Tarleton will look to salvage the second half of the road trip Saturday afternoon when the Texans visit Silver City for a 3 p.m. CT showdown with the Mustangs on Drag's Court.