Tarleton State visits UT Rio Grande Valley after Johnson's 22-point performance
Fri, Jan 28, 2022
NCAAB News (AP)
Tarleton State Texans (9-13, 4-5 WAC) at UT Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros (6-14, 1-7 WAC)
Edinburg, Texas; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: UT Rio Grande Valley hosts the Tarleton State Texans after Justin Johnson scored 22 points in UT Rio Grande Valley's 87-85 loss to the Abilene Christian Wildcats.
The Vaqueros have gone 3-6 in home games. UT Rio Grande Valley is 4-11 against opponents with a winning record.
The Texans are 4-5 against WAC opponents. Tarleton State is eighth in the WAC scoring 29.5 points per game in the paint led by Jonathan Jackson averaging 3.0.
The Vaqueros and Texans square off Saturday for the first time in conference play this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Ricky Nelson is averaging 8.5 points and 3.8 assists for the Vaqueros. Johnson is averaging 16.7 points and 6.3 rebounds over the past 10 games for UT Rio Grande Valley.
Montre' Gipson is averaging 15.5 points for the Texans. Freddy Hicks is averaging 13.9 points over the last 10 games for Tarleton State.
LAST 10 GAMES: Vaqueros: 2-8, averaging 72.4 points, 31.1 rebounds, 13.9 assists, 5.4 steals and 3.6 blocks per game while shooting 44.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 76.2 points per game.
Texans: 5-5, averaging 68.7 points, 26.9 rebounds, 11.4 assists, 8.3 steals and 2.5 blocks per game while shooting 42.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 70.0 points.
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.