STEPHENVILLE, Texas – The Texans gained significant on Thursday night in their household opener of the 2022-23 season against to start with time opponent Kansas Christian. 
 
Tarleton hosted Kansas Christian for the 1st time in both schools’ historical past, coming out with a decisive 95-49 victory over the Falcons. The 46-point get margin was the 1st time the Texans had defeated an opponent by 25 points or far more given that last years’ home opener towards Paul Quinn on Nov. 19, 2021.
 
Immediately after a single 50 % of participate in, the Texans only led Kansas Christian by nine details heading into the locker area. No matter what head coach Billy Gillispie experienced to say to the workforce worked, as the Texans outscored the Falcons 56-to-19 in excess of the program of the second 50 percent. Tarleton began the 50 percent with a 26-to-2 operate by way of the 1st 9 minutes.
 
Two of the 12 newcomers on the group, Tydan Archibald and Garry Clark, found them selves at the leading of the stats although also starting off the opposition. Archibald scored a staff-superior 15 points, only taking shots from over and above the arc, likely 5-of-9. He also picked up 3 steals and two assists in excess of the system of 23 minutes of participate in. Clark showcased his capacity to transfer all around the paint and create opportunities for him and his teammates. The 6-7 ahead picked up his to start with 14 points of the time, capturing 7-of-9 from the field, and grabbed five boards total.
 
Tarleton pressured 28 turnovers in the game, the second time in two game titles they have forced 20 or far more turnovers. The Texans also recorded 41 rebounds when compared to the Falcons 19, the initially time given that Dec. 7, 2021, that they have out rebounded their opponents by a margin better than 20. The 19 allowed rebounds by Tarleton are the fewest in a video game since they gave up 22 to Air Power on Dec. 21, 2021. Tarleton has now recorded back again-to-again games with 12 steals or far more, selecting up 19 steals in tonight’s’ contest.
 
The Texans’ bench came out sturdy in this matchup, contributing 48 of the 95 total points in opposition to Kansas Christian. Major the scoring demand from the bench was freshman guard Lajae Jones, with 13 details while taking pictures 6-of-8 from the area. Mareng Gatkuoth also picked up double-digit scoring with 10 factors off 4-of-10 capturing. 
 
Even though he didn’t have a significant scoring activity, the graduate transfer from Memphis, Tennessee, Rod Brown, grabbed a recreation-high 8 rebounds, 4 offensive and four defensive, and dished a match-large 6 assists. 
 
Future up for Texan basketball is a vacation to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, to participate in in the Paradise Jam! Initially in line for Tarleton is Belmont on Nov. 18, followed by possibly George Mason or Boston University on Nov. 19 or 20 and an undetermined opponent to be played on Nov. 21.