Javelina Men’s Basketball set to take on Tarleton State

Javelina Men’s Basketball set to take on Tarleton State

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As the Texas A&M Kingsville Javelinas draw towards the end of the season, their heads remain above water in spite if being in the midst of their longest losing streak this season.
AMK’s latest outing against West Texas A&M was arguably one of the poorest of the season after being held score less for nearly the first 15 minutes, but the Hogs still remain in the seventh spot in the Lone Star conference.
The Javelinas have lost nine of their last eleven games and have lost five in a row and the road continues to get harder with tournament time around the corner and a date in Stephenville as No. 4 ranked Tarleton State host the Hogs tomorrow night.
The last time the Javelinas faced the Texans at home they were handed 72-70 loss in which the Hogs misfired three times within the last 30 seconds of the game, giving the then No. 16 Texans a narrow victory.
The Texans are coming off a 79-75 victory over the N0. 10 Midwestern State Mustangs Saturday night in StephenvilleThe Buffs (13-6, 7-5) controlled play throughout and never let the Javelinas (8-12, 3-8) draw closer than 18 points in the second half.
The Javelinas missed their first 11 shots of the game and committed nine turnovers before finally scoring with 5:56 left in the first half.
The Javelinas shot 30.2 percent from the field, made 5-of-16 three-point attempts and were 9-for-12 at the foul line. Derryl Nash (Austin/Elgin HS) led the team with 18 points off the bench.
Ryan Layssard (Opelousas, LA/Opelousas HS) added seven points, four assists and four steals.
The Buffs shot 57.8 percent from the field, made 3-of-8 three-point attempts and were 14-for-19 at the charity stripe.
Donald Sims led the way with 18 points and nine rebounds.
Tez Dumars and Courtney Carr each scored 10 points apiece. David Henderson dished out eight assists.
The Buffalos outrebounded the Javelinas, 35-19 and dished out 23 assists on their 26 field goals.
The Javelinas are back in action on Wednesday at 8 p.m. at Tarleton State.