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West Texas A&M (11-9, 2-3 Lone Star Conference South) at ENMU (7-12, 2-3), 8 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena.

Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9, KGNC-AM 710.

Last outing: The Greyhounds lost at home on Saturday to Angelo State 92-88. The Buffaloes lost at Angelo State 84-78 last Wednesday.

Notes: Both teams started South play with wins over Abilene Christian and Texas A&M-Kingsville, and have subsequently lost to Tarleton State, Midwestern State and Angelo State. They meet again on Saturday at Canyon, Texas. … The Buffs have won the last 10 meetings since ENMU swept the 2003-04 season series en route to defending its LSC South title. The year before, the Hounds went 11-1 in the division with the only loss at WT. … The Buffs won last year’s matchups, 69-47 at Canyon and 73-52 at Portales. … The guard-oriented Buffs are led by 6-3 junior G Joe Mincey (12.9 ppg), 6-2 junior G LaDarius Hall (12.4 ppg) and 6-1 senior G Nick Burns (12.2 ppg). … Coach Rick Cooper, now in his 17th season at WT, has never had a losing season at the school. He is the program’s all-time winningest coach (322-160). … The Buffs recovered from a 1-3 start to win eight of nine, but have since gone 2-5. They are 8-1 at home, but 3-8 on the road and on neutral courts.


West Texas A&M (20-2, 4-1 Lone Star Conference South) at ENMU (6-14, 1-4), 6 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena.

Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9, KGNC-AM 710.

Last outing: The Zias led virtually all the way before dropping a 64-62 decision to Angelo State on Saturday. The Lady Buffs won at Angelo 63-53 last Wednesday.

Notes: WT coach Krista Gerlich has compiled a 102-18 record in four seasons, including 41-4 in the South and 50-2 at home. Three of the South losses have been at Abilene Christian, including 69-67 this season. The two home losses are to Texas A&M-Kingsville last season, and Southeastern Oklahoma earlier this season. … Gerlich was a shooting guard at Texas Tech, helping the Lady Raiders win the 1993 NCAA national title. Her No. 21 jersey was retired by Tech the following season. … Gerlich played when ENMU coach Linden Weese was an assistant at Tech, and she later served as an assistant with him for the Lady Raiders. … Lady Buffs leaders are 6-0 sophomore F Jamie Simmons (15.0 ppg, 7.9 rpg) and 5-10 junior Gs Joni Unruh (13.8 ppg) and Megan McLain (11.4 ppg). Unruh has a team-high 75 assists while Simmons and McLain shoot better than 50 percent from the floor. … ENMU has dropped 11 in a row in the series, including 87-47 at Portales and 87-49 at Canyon last season. The Zias’ last win over WT came on Dec. 16, 2003, a 76-57 verdict in Portales.

— Compiled by Dave Wagner