THE GAME

No. 11 Tarleton hosts Texas A&M-Kingsville in a battle two nationally-ranked defenses on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m. The Texans are ranked ninth in the nation in scoring defense (65 ppg) and A&M-Kingsville ranks 10th at 65.2 ppg allowed.

THE BROADCAST
Each game will have a live radio broadcast presented by the Tarleton Sports Network presented by North Texas Ford Dealers. The Voice of the Texans, Byron Anderson, will be calling the play-by-play for Tarleton basketball this season. The radio broadcast can be heard on KTRL 90.5 FM in Stephenville and surrounding areas or online at TarletonSports.com/ListenLive.

THE OPPONENT: TEXAS A&M-KINGSVILLE
Texas A&M-Kingsville comes in with a 14-7 record overall and 7-5 in the LSC. The Javelinas have won a season-high six straight games. TAMUK is 3-4 on the road, however. TAMUK is averaging 69.5ppg and giving up 65.2ppg to opponents. Duan Wright leads the team in scoring at 12.1ppg while Trey Sumpter (11.6) and Caelan Neal (10.2) also average double figures. Sumpter leads the team in rebounds (5.1) and Derrick Byrd is the team-leader in assists at 3.3 per game.

THE SERIES: A&M-KINGSVILLE
Tarleton leads the all-time series with A&M-Kingsville 38-23 since they began in 1969. The Texans are 34-13 in the Lonn Reisman era (1988). The Texans are 22-3 at home against the Javelinas and have won seven straight in Wisdom Gym.

LAST TIME OUT
Tarleton defeated Western New Mexico 86-45 to win its 20th game of the season.

UP NEXT FOR TARLETON
Tarleton will take on Angelo State on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 4 p.m. The game will air live on WatchESPN.com and the ESPN app.