Tucumcari (10-9) at Portales (10-8)
When: 7 p.m. today at The RAC
Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9.
Last meeting: January 2013, the Rams beat the Rattlers 65-59 at Tucumcari.
Last time out: Both teams played on Saturday, with Tucumcari winning at Pecos 77-60 and PHS taking a 53-46 decision at Moriarty
Rattlers players to watch: D’Ontee Sandoval, 5-8, Jr., PG; John Paul Garcia, 5-9, So., G.
Of note: The Rams (seven) and Rattlers (10) have combined for 17 neutral-court games this season This is the fifth true road game for Tucumcari (2-2). … The teams have two common opponents. Portales beat the Rattlers’ District 4-2A rival, top-ranked and previously unbeaten Texico, at home on Friday and has a pair of wins over Friona. Tucumcari has lost to both Texico (in a tournament) and Friona. … PHS hosts New Mexico Military on Saturday and has a rematch at Texico next Tuesday before stepping into its four-game District 4-3A slate on Feb. 7 at the RAC against Ruidoso.
— Compiled by Dave Wagner