ENMU-Midwestern State basketball preview

CMI staff


ENMU (14-12, 7-10 Lone Star Conference) at Midwestern State (22-3, 14-3)

When: 6 p.m. (MST) Saturday at Wichita Falls, Texas.

Radio: KSEL-AM 105.9.

Last time out: The Greyhounds won at home over Cameron 67-65 on Wednesday night. The Mustangs, ranked fifth in NCAA Division II, lost at West Texas A&M 60-56.

Last meeting: ENMU handed the Mustangs their first loss of the season, an 80-72 decision at Greyhound Arena on Jan. 14 which snapped a nine-game losing streak against MSU.

Of note: Wednesday’s win locked up the No. 6 seed for ENMU in next week’s LSC tournament at Allen, Texas. ENMU faces third-seeded West Texas A&M at 11 a.m. (MST) on Wednesday in the quarterfinals. … Midwestern State shares the conference lead with Tarleton State, but has the tiebreaker over the Texans and would clinch the top seed in the conference meet with a win. … Since losing its home opener to Dallas Baptist in November 2008, the Mustangs have won 55 of their last 56 at Ligon Coliseum, the only loss a 49-47 decision to Tarleton late last season. … MSU, ranked fifth in NCAA Division II, leads the all-time series with the Hounds 21-15, including 11-5 at Wichita Falls. … Michael Loyd, a 6-foot-1 senior G, leads the team in scoring at 13.0 ppg, followed by 6-7 junior F Anthony Harris (12.1) and 6-3 junior G JaMichael Rivers (10.5). … Senior G Keonte Logan has gone 10-for-15 from 3-point range over the last seven games. That said, the Mustangs have been a somewhat average shooting team this season despite their overall success — 45 percent from the field, including 32 percent on 3-pointers, and 60 percent from the FT line.