1 p.m. CT, Alpine, Texas, Gallego Center
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No. 14 UMHB (19-2, 16-0 ASC)
UMHB Projected Starting Five
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About the Cru: UMHB’s recent success has been in large part due to its defensive play, something that will be key against an offense like SRSU’s. With excellent guard play on the perimeter that limits the three-point opportunities for the opponent, and a strong group of forwards and post players who can keep teams out of the paint, scoring is not easy against UMHB. The Cru also rebounds very well, ranking first in the conference in defensive boards per game, and second in offensive rebounds. Taking away second-chance opportunities from the opponent played a big role in last Sunday’s win at UT-Dallas, and should again this afternoon. Leading the conference standings, and having clinched the ASC Regular Season Title on Thursday, this is UMHB’s final road game of the regular season.
Sul Ross State (13-9, 9-8 ASC)
Sul Ross State Projected Starting Five
About the Lobos: Perhaps the ASC’s dark horse candidate, SRSU has put together a few notable performances as of late, winning its last five games. Last Saturday, the Lobos defeated then-No. 16 ETBU 77-73, evidence of how good the team is, and the toughness of playing in Alpine. In that contest, they erased a 12-point fourth quarter deficit with 29 points in the quarter, and shot 45 percent from three-point range. SRSU is now third in the ASC in scoring offense (70.1 points per game), and also plays quality defense, allowing just 64 points per game. The bottom line: this is a team that cannot be counted out, and has rapidly improved over the course of the last two months. SRSU enters the game sixth in the ASC standings.