E-T Staff Report

Tarleton State begins an exhibition basketball schedule tonight that is far from typical for most NCAA Division II teams.

The Texans will travel to face a pair of Division I foes, both members of the Big 12 Conference.

Tarleton visits Baylor in Waco tonight, and will follow that up with a second exhibition against Texas A&M in College Station Monday.

Both contests tip off at 7 p.m.

Twenty-year Tarleton Head Coach Lonn Reisman says the Texans are looking for a return trip to the NCAA tournament behind a strong class of incoming recruits, and that he enjoys the competition offered by Division 1 opponents because, “you only get better by playing the best.