Texans aim for 100th win in last 108 home games when regional power St. Edward’s

visits Wisdom Gym at 8 p.m. Monday

By BRAD KEITH Sports Editor

Wisdom Gym has been the site of more than its fair share of men’s basketball through the years.

Since Lonn Reisman arrived as head coach at Tarleton State before the start of the 1988-89 season, most of that action has resulted in a win for the home team.

Especially since the 2001-02 season.

Reisman and the Texans (3-0) take aim at the school’s 100th win in its last 108 home games when St. Edward’s (3-0) visits Stephenville for an 8 p.m. tip-off Monday.

The amassing of home wins began seven years ago for Tarleton, and includes a perfect 15-0 mark at home in the 2005-06 season, which finished with the Texans’ second consecutive trip to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight.

The Texans are 3-0 at home this season, having knocked off Palm Beach Atlantic and Tampa in the Texan Tip-off Classic before crushing Dallas Christian 94-19 last week.

The victory over Dallas Christian made its way into the Tarleton record books as the fewest points scored by an opponent of the Texans in school history.

St. Edward’s will bring a much tougher challenge to Stephenville, as the Hilltoppers are coming off back-to-back trips to the NCAA Tournament as champions of the Heartland Conference.

St. Ed’s picked up a pair of wins over Midwestern State and Fort Lewis in the SEU Shootout, then rolled over Concordia-Lutheran 88-69 last week.

Brad Keith is the sports editor at the Empire-Tribune. He can be reached at (254) 965-3124, ext. 241, or by e-mail at brad.keith@empiretribune.com.