Tarleton took a break from Lone Star Conference play, but the red-hot Texans picked up where they left off with a 48-point rout over Northern New Mexico, 98-50, on Saturday in Wisdom Gym.
The Texans (17-9) have now won a season-best five straight games and have held teams to an average of 60 points per game during the streak.
Corinthian Ramsey nearly recorded the first triple-double in school history, coming up two rebounds shy with 16 points, 16 assists, and eight rebounds in only 26 minutes. Ramsey's 16 assists are the second most in school history, trailing only Chris Brown's 18 assists back in 1995. The junior guard also recorded four steals.
The Texans were connecting on all cylinders, shooting 62.5 percent from the floor and drained 16-of-28 3-pointers (57 percent). The 16 3's made were one away from tying a school record set back in 1997 against Central Oklahoma. Three Texans made at least four 3-pointers, led by a pair of freshman in Preston Enloe going 5-of-6 behind the arc and Sam Marshall shooting 4-of-6. Ramsey was 4-of-7 from deep. Enloe had 15 points and Marshall added a career-high 12 points.
Tarleton and Northern New Mexico were in a five-point contest, 15-10, in the first seven minutes of play before the Texans reeled off a 16-0 run to start the rout. If the Texans weren't pouring in 3-pointers, they were getting fast-break dunks, as they had six dunks in the first half alone. Tarleton ended the half of a 40-6 run to lead 55-16 at the break.
Josh Hawley opened the second half with a pair of dunks as part of his 16 points in just 16 minutes. Hawley also had a career-high five steals and a pair of blocks to add to his Lone Star Conference-leading 48 blocks on the season.
Deshawn Riddick finished with eight points and four assists, which gives the senior guard 342 assists in his four-year career. Riddick is four assists away from passing Michael Hardge (345 assists) for fourth all-time in program history.
Tarleton's largest lead came at 82-38 with 5:14 to go on a fast break dunk from Anthony Davis. The Texans had 29 fast break points in the game.
The Texans had a season-best 41 points from its bench. In addition to Enloe's double-digit performance, Clashon Gaffney posted career highs in points (9) and blocks (4). Jesse Hill added six points, Nosa Ebomwonyi scored five points, followed by Anthony Davis (4) and Ivan Tevis (2).
The Texans will host LSC-leading UT Permian Basin on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Wisdom Gym.