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HSU Set To Host Mary Hardin-Baylor

Published On: Jan 30 2013 03:32:21 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 01 2013 11:05:44 AM CST
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ABILENE, Texas -

Hardin-Simmons’ basketball teams will continue its homestand on Thursday when Mary Hardin-Baylor comes to the Mabee Complex for an American Southwest Conference doubleheader.

Hardin-Simmons will be having its Pink Night to raise awareness for breast cancer research for Thursdays women’s game. Fans are encouraged to wear pink for the 5:30 tipoff.

The Cowgirls have won five straight games and are now 11-8 on the year and 8-4 in the ASC West. HSU is second in the standings with six games to play. UMHB has won three of four to improve to 5-14 overall and 4-10 in league play.

HSU is led by Alexis Popelar, who leads the ASC in scoring at 17.8 points per game. The Cowgirls have been hit hard by a slew of injuries and someone different has been stepping up each night. In the last five games, five different people have set a career high in the five games.

On the men’s side, the Cowboys have won four straight conference games and are now 13-6 overall and 10-3 in conference play. UMHB comes into the game leading the ASC West with a record of 17-3 overall and 13-1 in ASC West play. The Cru is on an eight-game winning streak.

HSU has had a balanced effort over the last four conference games, since the defections of three players. The Cowboys have five players averaging in double figures in those four games. Eric Taylor leads the team with 13.9 points per game.

The men’s game is slated for a 7:30 tip.

Information for this story provided by HSU Sports Information.