Aggies host No. 8 West Texas and No. 13 UT Permian Basin

For Immediate Release

February 7, 2018

Cameron University Athletics

Kenton Means – Sports Information Director

 

Opponents:
No. 8 West Texas A&M (20-2, 10-2 LSC) | Feb. 8, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in Lawton, Okla.
No. 13 UT Permian Basin (18-3, 10-2 LSC) | Feb. 10, 2018 at 4 p.m. in Lawton, Okla. (Homecoming)

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Starting 5: 
1. JV Long has averaged 13.8 points in the last five of Cameron’s games. 
2. West Texas A&M leads the Lone Star Conference in three point field goals made and free throws made. 
3. Ryan Quaid of the Buffs leads the conference and is top-15 in the nation with 11 double-doubles. 
4. The Falcons’ Sammy Allen and Daeshon Francis have each had triple-doubles this season. 
5. David Chavlovich from WT and Francis of UTPB are one and two in the league in scoring. 

About the Aggies: 
Cameron is 3-2 in their last five contests, and currently sit at 5-8 in Lone Star Conference play. They are ranked sixth in the LSC standings and face the top-2 teams in the league this week in West Texas A&M and UT Permian Basin. The Aggies are ranked in the middle of the LSC in scoring offense and defense, averaging 73.7 points per game while allowing 74 to their opponents. They rank No. 1 in the league in fewest turnovers and third with eight three pointers per game. JV Long leads CU with 10.5 points per game, while leading the conference with a 2.81 assist/turnover ratio, ranking seventh in assists per game, and third in steals per game. Tyler Williams is also averaging over 10 points per game, while Jalen Nicholas leads the team with 5.2 rebounds per outing. Additionally, Tyus Momoh averaged 9.1 points and Delano Jones averages 8.6 points. 

Scouting the Buffs: 
West Texas A&M is on a four game win streak after beating UT Permian Basin 105-86 their last time out. Against the Falcons, David Chavlovich scored 26 points and Gaige Prim had an 18 points, 12 rebound double-double as WT hit 16 three pointers and went 27-33 from the free throw line. The Buffs are scoring just under 90 points per game, while leading the LSC with a 15.4 scoring margin. They hit 11.7 three pointers per game and are tops in the league with a 75.2 percent free throw percentage. Chavlovich is second in the LSC with 20.1 points per game and leads the conference with 5.2 assists per contest. Ryan Quaid is tops in the league with 11 double-doubles, averaging 14.4 points and 10.7 rebounds. Additionally, Jordan Evans averages 16.5 points and makes a league high four threes per game and Gaige Prim averages 10.1 points and 7.4 rebounds. 

Last time vs. WT: 
The Aggies struggled shooting the first time around against West Texas A&M, going just 19-65 from the floor and 5-20 from the perimeter. The Buffs hit on 45 percent of the shots from the field and made 14 threes on their way to the win. Tyler Williams led CU with 11 points, while Jordan Evans had a game-high 23 points and Gaige Prim had a 17 point, 10 rebound double-double.

The series:
– WT lead the series 34-15. 
– The last contest between CU and WT at the Aggie Gym was a four overtime thriller a year ago. 
– Last Meeting: January 6, 2018 in Canyon, Texas (93-59 WT win).

Scouting the Falcons: 
UT Permian Basin snapped a four game win streak last time out, falling to West Texas A&M on Jan. 30. Daeshon Francis had 26 points while Amari Bryant had 17 and James McPherson had 16 in the loss. UTPB is scoring a league best 89.7 points per game while also leading the LSC in assists, rebounds,  and field goal percentage. Francis leads the conference with 21 points per game, while McPherson averages 16.5 points, Josh Morris averages 13.5 points, and Sammy Allen averages a double-double with 10.3 points and 11.4 rebounds per contest. 

Last time vs. UTPB: 
The Aggies led 50-45 after one half of play the first time out against UT Permian Basin. They shot 56.7 percent from the floor and hit 7-11 from three during the first 20 minutes of play. CU then went cold in the second half, hitting just 10-34 from the field and 4-16 from the perimeter, as the Falcons came back for the 95-88 win. Tyler Williams and Johann Tate each had 15 points for CU, while Daeshon Francis had 24 points and James McPherson and Josh Morris each had 20 points; Sammy Allen had a 15 point, 17 rebound double-double.

The series:
– Cameron leads the overall series 3-2. 
– The Aggies swept the Falcons last season.
– Last Meeting: January 4, 2018 in Odessa, Texas (95-88 UTPB win).

Looking back:
Cameron went 1-1 in the last two contests, falling 87-81 to Angelo State and beating Texas A&M-Kingsville, 67-58. The Aggies led the Rams by 14 with nine minutes to play in the game, but turned the ball over 11 times and shot just 4-14 from three in the second half. Tyler Williams had a career high 22 points while Tyus Momoh had 17 for the Black and Gold. Against the Javelinas, both teams started slot, but a 45 point second half, thanks to 19 free throws made helped CU secure the win. Chris Royal and JV Long led the Ags with 15 points. 

Looking ahead:
Cameron will be on the road for their final three games of the regular season. They will start the road trip with a visit to the Land of Enchantment as they face Western New Mexico on Thursday, Feb. 15 and then Eastern New Mexico on Saturday, Feb. 17.

 

Kenton Means

Sports Information Director

2800 W. Gore Blvd.

Lawton, OK 73505

580-581-2303 (Office)

580-583-2210 (Cell)

580-581-5537 (Fax)

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