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Week at a Glance Tarleton basketball opens WAC play with MBB at home, WBB on the road

TSU Sports Information
Tarleton's Jonathan Jackson, a 6'6" senior from Fort Worth, prepares to dunk the ball in this photo from earlier this season. The TSU men will host GCU for back-to-back weekend games on Friday and Saturday, the team's first games since Dec. 9 due to cancellations and postponements prompted by COVID-19.

Tarleton men's and women's basketball open up the New Year with Western Athletic Conference play this week with a pair of games each.

Men's basketball will host Grand Canyon University for back-to-back weekend games on Friday and Saturday. Both games are scheduled for 7 p.m. in Wisdom Gym. Friday's WAC opener will broadcast on ESPN+ with John Liddle serving as the play-by-play voice.

The games mark the first time Tarleton will have played a game since Dec. 9 with the last seven games canceled or postponed due to COVID-19 protocols. The Texans enter WAC play with a 2-2 record on the season while GCU is 4-3 overall.

Women's basketball will also take on GCU for its WAC opener, but will be on the road in Phoenix, Arizona, for its two games. The Texans will take on the Lopes on Friday and Saturday at GCU Arena with both games at 7 p.m. CST.

The Texans have played all nine non-conference games on the schedule and are 3-6 entering WAC competition while GCU is 8-1.

HOW TO WATCH/LISTEN

All Tarleton men's basketball home games will be streamed free of charge on the WAC Digital Network and every game will be broadcasted on KTRL 90.5 FM or TarletonSports.com/Watch. Friday's men's basketball game on ESPN+ can be streamed on ESPN.com/watch.

All Tarleton women's basketball home games will be streamed free of charge on the WAC Digital Network and all games will be broadcasted exclusively on KXTR 100.7 FM or TarletonSports.com/Watch.

Fans unable to attend the games in person can watch every home game for free online through the WAC Digital Network at WACDigitalNetwork.com. Links to watch home and road games are available on the schedule pages at TarletonSports.com.

TICKET INFORMATION

Capacity inside all events in Wisdom Gym is limited to a maximum of 50% this season, per Gov. Greg Abbott's Executive Order No. GA-28. All fans and staff inside Wisdom Gym must wear a face covering over the nose and mouth at all times, per Abbott's Executive Order No. GA-29. For a complete list of game day protocols at Tarleton, visit TarletonSports.com/FanGuide

Individual game tickets are on sale at TarletonSports.com/Tickets. Tarleton Basketball season passes will not be sold due to the limited capacity in Wisdom Gym. Only individual game general admission tickets will be sold. All individual game general admission tickets must be purchased in advance. No walk-up sales will be allowed this season.

All fans must have a ticket to enter Wisdom Gym. General admission adult tickets are $10 and general admission youth tickets are $6. Children ages 7 and younger are admitted free but must print a child ticket online or pick up a ticket at the Tarleton Athletic Ticket Office prior to game day. For doubleheader contests, fans are charged once to attend both games. Tarleton Students are admitted free to all games with a valid Texan Card.  

Individual game general admission tickets will be available for purchase at TarletonSports.com/Tickets, in person at the Tarleton Athletic Ticket Office or by calling (254) 968-1832. The Tarleton Athletic Ticket Office is located on the west side of Memorial Stadium and open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. The ticket office inside Wisdom Gym is only open on basketball game days one hour before tipoff for will call and complimentary ticket pickup. Tickets purchased online must be printed at home or displayed on a mobile device.