STEPHENVILLE – Tarleton men's basketball moved up four spots to No. 11 in the nation in the latest National Association of Basketball Coaches poll.
The Texans (11-1, 4-0) have won eight straight games and are the only Lone Star Conference team with a 4-0 record. The Texans recently swept the Holiday Hoops Classic in Las Vegas by defeating Simon Fraser and then-No. 12 Western Washington.
This marks the 119th week the Texans have been ranked by the NABC in program history. Tarleton is one of three teams ranked in the NABC poll, with Angelo State at No. 7 and West Texas A&M at 14. Western Washington fell to No. 19 after its loss to Tarleton. UT-Permian Basin is the only other LSC team to receive votes in the poll.
Tarleton will take on Ouachita Baptist on Saturday, Dec. 31 at 4 p.m. in Wisdom Gym before returning to LSC play on the road against No. 7 Angelo State on Jan. 5.