ENMU (0-2) vs. Western New Mexico (1-1)
When: 8 p.m. today at Grants High School
Last meeting: 2007, the Greyhounds beat WNMU 78-72 in a game played at Laguna Acoma High School.
Notes: Emporia State, which beat ENMU 87-55 on Tuesday at Greyhound Arena, gave Division I Kansas State a tussle well into the second half on Wednesday night before losing 82-60 in Manhattan, Kan. The Wildcats limited Emporia’s Jeremiah Box, who put together a 28-point outing against ENMU, to just nine points. … Tonight’s game is the back half of a doubleheader, with University of the Southwest facing New Mexico Highlands in the 6 p.m. lidlifter. … Western is playing its first game away from Silver City. The Mustangs erased a 14-point halftime deficit to beat Grand Canyon 80-78 in their opener, then lost on Tuesday to UT-Permian Basin 93-88. … D.J. Nicholas, a 6-foot-5 junior F, scored 22 points in both games for Western. He also has 20 rebounds and 10 blocks through two games. … The Mustangs got 38 points off the bench in the two games from 6-5 sophomore F Andy Sohlich, including 25 against Grand Canyon. He’s gone 9-for-16 so far on 3-pointers. … Eight of Western’s 13 players hail from Arizona.
UT-Permian Basin (1-1) at ENMU (1-1)
When: 6 p.m. today
Last meeting: First time the teams have faced each other.
Notes: The Falcons were to play their first road game on Thursday night at Tarleton State. They lost to University of the Southwest 79-64 in their opener on Saturday, then beat Texas A&M-Kingsville 54-50 on Monday. … UTPB is playing five Lone Star Conference foes in a row. After Kingsville, Tarleton and ENMU, the Falcons visit Abilene Christian on Monday and host Tarleton on Saturday. … Leaders for the Falcons through the first two games were 5-4 freshman G Tammy Acosta (14.5 ppg) and 5-10 sophomore G/F Callie Norris (14.0 ppg, 8.0 rpg). … Free throws were a problem through the first two games. Permian Basin went just 11-of-29 (38 percent), while their foes were 36-of-50 (72 percent). … UTPB’s basketball programs are in their seventh season. The Falcons came in as NAIA programs, then moved up to NCAA Division II last year and joined the Heartland Conference.
— Compiled by Dave Wagner
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