Home winning streak ends: Tarleton State upsets No. 7 Buffs 82-74


A tough shooting night for the No. 7 West Texas A&M men's basketball team and an upset-minded Tarleton State squad snapped the Buffs' 29-game home winning streak, 82-74, Thursday Evening at the First United Bank Center.

WT shot 42.4 percent in the half on 14 of 33, while going 8 of 18 from beyond the arc (.444) and went to the line just twice, making both.

TSU shot a blazing 55.6 percent on 15 of 27 from the field and was 3 of 7 from beyond the arc, while going 3-3 from the line.

WT held an 18-13 lead in rebounding, while there were a combined 13 fouls called in the half.

Gach paced the Buffs with nine points on three triples, while Ramsey had 11 points to lead all scorers and Lands had nine points and six rebounds for the Texans.

WT struggled shooting going 27 of 73 from the field for 37 percent, while going 10 of 37 from beyond the arc and went a perfect 10 of 10 from the line.

The Buffs outrebounded TSU 40-33 as five Buffs were in double figures.

Gach tallied his first double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds, while Evans paced the team with 12 points on four triples.

TSU shot a blistering 57.4 percent for the game on 31 of 54 from the field and were 12 of 22 from beyond the arc, while going 8 of 13 from the line.

Five Texans were in double figures led by a game-high 23 points from Riddick who buried six triples.Josh Hawley added a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

The Texans scored 46 points in the second half and went 9 of 15 from beyond the arc in the second half, while WT was just 2 of 19 from beyond the arc in the second stanza.

The loss snapped WT's 29-game home winning streak dating back to 2015-16, which was the fifth-longest in the nation heading into tonight's game.

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