Jan. 22, 2004
ALPINE, Texas - Hardin-Simmons men's basketball team played its biggest contest in at least 10 years and the Cowboys were battered from the opening tip and were blown out 97-63, Thursday night against Sul Ross State in Alpine, in a game that was for sole possession of first place of the ASC West.
HSU turned the ball over the first seven possessions and trailed 19-4 about eight minutes into the game. The Lobos came out on fire in the first half, shooting 57 percent and hit 9-of-13 3-pointers. SRSU led 56-24 at the break.
To their credit, the Cowboys came out in the second half and competed hard and only lost the second half by two points. The game was a learning experience for the inexperienced Cowboys.
HSU fell to 5-10 overall, and 3-1 in ASC West play. Sul Ross State improved to 10-5 overall and 4-0 in ASC West action.
The Cowboys will play at Howard Payne at 3 p.m. on Saturday.