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ENMU (9-12, 4-5 Lone Star Conference South) at Angelo State (10-12, 6-4)
When: 6:30 p.m. (MST) today at San Angelo, Texas
Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9
Last time out: The Greyhounds lost at division-leading Tarleton State 85-75 while the Rams absorbed an 81-61 setback at West Texas A&M, both on Saturday.
Last meeting: The Rams edged the Hounds 70-68 on Jan. 26 at Greyhound Arena on a late 3-pointer by junior F LaDonn Huckaby. Huckaby has 15 3-pointers for the year, but went 5-for-8 from long range that night against ENMU.
Of note: The Rams have been playing without perhaps their two best players, senior G LaMarshall Corbett and senior F Ridge McKeither. Corbett, the LSC’s leading scorer last season, averaged nearly 22 points before he was booted from the team prior to the start of South play while McKeither (18.1 ppg, 10.4 rpg) hasn’t played since going down with a dislocated knee in the game at ENMU. The Rams are essentially playing with a seven-man rotation. … Saturday’s loss was only the second this season by more than nine points for Angelo. The Rams have gone 3-4 in overtime games. … ASU is tied for third with WT, but faces a daunting closing schedule — at Incarnate Word (15-6), at Midwestern State (18-5) and against Tarleton State (17-4). ENMU, tied for fifth with UIW, has lost twice to both Midwestern and Tarleton but went 4-1 against the rest of the division the first time around. … Richard Thomas, a 6-foot-5 senior G, is ASU’s active leader this season in scoring (17.1 ppg) and rebounding (6.1 ppg) and has tallied at least 20 points in five of the Rams’ last six games. Also in double figures is 6-0 senior G Steven Moore (12.5 ppg), the team leader with 71 assists.
ENMU (4-17, 2-7 Lone Star Conference South) at Angelo State (13-9, 6-4)
When: 4:30 p.m. (MST) today at San Angelo, Texas
Radio: KSEL-AM 1450
Last time out: The Zias were routed 97-58 at Tarleton State on Saturday, while the Rambelles lost at West Texas A&M 71-56.
Last meeting: ENMU led wire-to-wire en route to a 65-53 win over the Rambelles at Greyhound Arena on Jan. 26.
Of note: Zias coach Linden Weese, who missed the game at Tarleton due to an undisclosed illness, has told the school he plans to be back on the sideline at Angelo. … The Rambelles are 9-3 at home this season. Prior to Saturday’s setback, they had won four in a row since their loss at ENMU. … ASU relies heavily on its defense. The Rambelles average less than 64 points a game, shooting 38 percent from the floor and 29 percent from 3-point range, but are holding opponents under 61 points on average. … Camille Perkins, a 5-7 senior G, leads ASU in scoring (16.9 ppg) while 5-10 senior F Lindsey Malone averages 12.4 ppg and 6.7 rpg. … Angelo’s Sally Brooks, in her 11th season at the school, is the longest-tenured women’s coach in the LSC and the winningest coach in the program’s history (220-99). She suffered her first losing season at ASU (12-14) in 2009-10.
— Compiled by Dave Wagner