Saturday, December 1, 2007

LSC Basketball Action this week (thru 12/8)

Dec. 3
86 Cameron
88 Oklahoma Panhandle State (Men Only)

Dec. 4
48 St. Mary's
43 Texas A&M-Kingsville (Men Only)

68 Central Oklahoma
71 Washburn (Men Only) OVERTIME

49 Rhema Bible
56 Northeastern State (Men Only)

71 Texas Woman's
70 Henderson State (Women Only)

45 UT Permian Basin
94 Angelo State (Women Only)

72 St Edwards
73 Southeastern Oklahoma (Women Only)

Dec. 6
82 West Texas A&M 73
90 Central Oklahoma 60

70 Abilene Christian 61
86 East Central 62

66 Eastern New Mexico 67
77 Northeastern State 77

75 Angelo State 82
64 Southeastern Oklahoma 77 IN OVERTIME

53 Texas A&M-Kingsville 63
63 Southwestern Oklahoma 78

52 Tarleton State 60
72 Texas A&M-Commerce 70

Texas Woman's 77
Cameron 59 (Women Only)

Dec. 8
64 West Texas A&M 66
53 Northeastern State 60

81 Angelo State 90
67 East Central 83

70 Abilene Christian 79
59 Southeastern Oklahoma 92

79 Eastern New Mexico 80
80 Central Oklahoma 96

79 Texas A&M-Kingsville 61
56 Cameron 51

71 Midwestern State 53
59 Texas A&M-Commerce 67

Texas Woman's 60
Southwestern Oklahoma 74 (Women Only)

Top Games of the Week
UCO (6-1) - Washburn (4-1) - LSC vs MIAA matchup that could possibly be NCAA playoff preview. UCO's lone loss was to Southwest Baptist also of the MIAA. Could be important come regional ranking time later in the season. Washburn topped UCO in OT 71-68. Poor shooting and 22 turnovers contributed to the loss. Sam Belt led the Bronchos with 17 pts and 6 rebs, and Eric Cazenave had 16 pts and 6 rebs, but were a combined 9-26 from the field.

Top Men's LSC Crossover Game
Texas A&M-Kingsville (5-0) at Southwestern Oklahoma (7-0) Thursday Night
The Bulldogs were ranked #18 nationally in last week's poll and are likely to move up after topping previously unbeaten Tarleton State in Stephenville Saturday night (they did, they are now ranked # 13, while TAMK received 7 votes to finish 6 places out of the poll). The Javelinas are somewhat of a surprise at 5-0, and might not be unbeaten when the get to Weatherford (St Mary's upset them Tuesday night). Nate Perry (17.6 pts, 6.7 rebs), Trevor Guy (13.4 pts, 6.4 rebs) and Clarke Hale (13.6 pts) lead SWO. Saturday, SWO raced out to a 12-3 lead at Tarleton, and did not trail until about 7 minutes to go. Down 53-57 with 6:46 to go, the Bulldogs outscored TSU 21-7 to over the next 6 minutes to put the game away. As a team SWO shot 58% in the second half and 53% for the game. For the Javelinas its Wendell Mulkey leading the way, not so much with his scoring (11.8 pts), but distributing the ball (4.6 assists) and taking it away from opponents (4 steals per game). Four different players have led the Javelinas in scoring (5 games). TAMK is last in the LSC in rebounding margin (-7.8), and FT % (56.2%), but lead in turnover margin (+7.4 per game). NOTE: In a season that is only three weeks old, Perry has been LSC North Player of the Week twice, and Trevor Guy once, while Wendell Mulkey has been LSC South Player of the Week twice.

Other good games
West Texas A&M (6-2) at Central Oklahoma (6-1)
The leading scorer for the Buffs (Robert Lee) is only averaging 12.1 per game, but there are 7 players averaging at least 7.9, and six different players have led the balanced Buffs in scoring. Sam Belt has a little more star power for the Bronchos (15.9 pts, 6.6 rebs), but UCO has 6 players averaging more than 9 points.

Tarleton State (5-1) at Texas A&M-Commerce (1-5)
Don't let TAMC's record fool you, they almost always play Tarleton tough. The top two scorers in the LSC will be here - Avery Patterson (19.5) for Tarleton State and Scooby Johnson (19.2) for TAMC.

Top Women's Game
Tarleton State (4-0) at Texas A&M-Commerce (5-2) Thursday Night
Brittnie Haley leads the Texanns with 16 pts and 6 rebounds per game. Britney Jordan is the leader for the Lions with 16.8 pts, 5.2 rebs, 3.2 assts, and 3.5 steals per game. Defense should be on display, with TAMC second in scoring pts defense and FG percentage defense, while TSU is fourth in scoring pts defense, and third in FG percentage defense. Who wins the turnover game could determine who wins the game - TAMC leads the LSC at +5.1, while Tarleton is fifth at +2.5.

West Texas A&M (3-2) at Central Oklahoma (5-1)
WTAM has won 3 in a row after dropping their first two games of the season. You know who (Emily Brister) leads the team (and LSC) in scoring (23 pts) and is second on the team in rebounds (6 per game) while Jamie Dreiling is second on the team in scoring (10.6 pts) and is the leader in rebounds (7.4). For UCO, its Lissie Brenner leading the way with 19.2 pts (2nd in LSC) and 11 rebounds (1st in LSC). She has won the LSC North player of the week twice so far. UCO has the #2 scoring offense in the LSC, WTAM has the top scoring defense. Ditto for FG percentage shooting.

Angelo State (4-2) at Southeastern Oklahoma (5-1)
Angelo State (4-2) at East Central (4-1)
Tough road week for the Rambelles. SEO has won 5 in a row and leads the LSC in scoring at 78.2 per game and rebound ing with 46 per game and rebounding margin a plus 12 per game. Jessica Hocker leads the team with 16.7 pts per game.
ECU is second in scoring margin at +15.4 per game and is the top shooting team from the floor at 46%. Lacey Goldwire is the leading scorer with 17 pts per game.
Camille Perkins leads the Rambelles in scoing with 13.5, but is joined by three others in double digits. ASU does not really stand out in any statistical category, but does enough to win.

Lone Star Conference

Angelo State University

Cameron University

Eastern New Mexico University

Texas A&M-Commerce

Tarleton State University

Texas A&M-Kingsville

Texas Woman's College

University of Texas of the Permian Basin

West Texas A&M University

Western New Mexico