02/14/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/14/2018 20:39
SAN ANGELO - The Angelo State men's basketball team hits the road for its final regular season road trip of the year, where it will face a pair of nationally ranked teams in No. 11/13 UT - Permian Basin and No. 7/8 West Texas A&M.
The Rams, who are currently placed eighth in the South Central Region, enter the week with a 17-7, 8-6 LSC. ASU is averaging a conference third 83.5 points per game thus far and has been limiting its opponents to 73.5 points per game. With a .478 field goal percentage, Angelo State sits second in the category in the LSC. The Rams also lead the conference in 3-pointers, as it is hitting a .384 percent.
ASU will make its first top on Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. in Odessa, as it takes on the No. 11/13 Falcons. The Rams will be seeking the sweep of the regular season series as they downed UTPB, 84-83, at home earlier this season. The Falcons are coming off a pair of road wins with victories over Midwestern State and Cameron. UTPB enters the week sitting second in the LSC with a 20-3, 12-2 LSC record.
The Rams will then continue its road trip with a match-up with No. 7/8 West Texas A&M on Saturday at 4 p.m. The Buffs will enter the game after a Thursday night bout with Texas A&M - Kingsville. The Buffs will start the week on top of the LSC standings with a 22-2, 12-2 LSC record. WTAMU is also currently riding a six game win streak and will be looking to extend it. In the last meeting between the two teams, the Buffs came out on top, 81-77.
remains the team's leading scorer with a 13.3 points per game average. The point guard has taken over the leader spot with 90 assists on the year. Defensively, he is second on the squad with 23 steals and is averaging 3.4 boards per game.
The Rams will continue to look to team leader, , who slightly trails Brown with 11.3 points per game. This past week the senior averaged six boards per game for the week. He also continued to build on his total blocks on the season adding a total of four for the week. In addition, he was one of three Rams to have pocketed a pair of steals.
Junior will also provide a stellar scoring option for ASU this week. The California native headed the Rams offense this week as he turned in 14.5 points per game. The junior from California started the week dropping 11 points against Texas A&M - Commerce and then followed it up with a team leading 18 points against Tarleton State. He hit 45.5 percent from beyond the arch as he co-led the Rams in 3-pointers made for the week, while he was a perfect 6-6 from the charity stripe. Singleton also pulled down 12 total boards to assist the squad's defense.
Forward has maintained his dominance from behind the arc, shooting .442 with 65 made shots from deep this season. The junior is averaging 10.5 points per game and has helped the defense with 3.4 boards per game and 15 steals.
rounds out the Rams top point producers as he is continuing to average double-figure points with 10.9 points per game on the season. He has also played a role in the Rams defensive efforts with a team second 5.9 boards per game.
Angelo State will also receive great support off the bench from and . Mims sits fourth on the team with 9.8 points per game and Crouch follows an average of 7.4 points per game. Crouch maintains his No. 2 spot on the team from behind the arc, sinking 30 three-ball on the season.
and will also provide options for ASU. Cole-Johnson averages 6.6 points per game while Tut is second on the team in the blocks category with 17.
Both games will be broadcasted live on 1260AM KKSA with Jeremy Bryant on the call.