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DII: Tarleton State's Reisman gets milestone victory

Tarleton State

SAN ANGELO, Texas – The fourth-ranked Tarleton State Texans downed the Angelo State Rams on the road 72-64 to earn the team's 20th win of the season and help give head coach Lonn Reisman his 550th career win with the Texans.

The Texans are now 20-1 overall and improved to 9-1 in the Lone Star Conference, while the Rams fall to 16-6 overall and 6-4 in league play.

The 20th win marks the 15th 20-win season for Reisman overall and the fifth in a row. Reisman is now 550-227 overall in 26 seasons at Tarleton.

"I am not into the stats, but it is an honor to achieve this remarkable win [Wednesday night]," Reisman said. "I have to give all of the credit to my great assistant coaches that I have had over the years. [Associate head coach] Chris [Reisman] has been a tremendous part of this record and he has helped me to so many of these wins, as have the many great assistants that I have had."

De'Andre Upchurch paced the Texan offense with 19 points and after scoring just two points at the break, Chuck Guy came back to finish with 18 points for the Texans.

The Texans shot 43.8 percent from the field. Tarleton's defense limited the Rams to just 35.8 percent shooting, which included ASU going just 2-for-13 from beyond the arc.

The Texans had just two turnovers in the second half and finished the game with just seven, while forcing 14 ASU turnovers in the contest.

No. 7 Indiana (Pa.) 85, California (Pa.) 47

CALIFORNIA, Pa. -- Five players scored in double figures as seventh-ranked Indiana (Pa.) used a hot-shooting night to propel them to an 85-47 victory at California (Pa.) in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West action on Wednesday night.

Among the double-figure scorers was Jeremy Jeffers, who scored a season-high 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting. Had added five rebounds and three assists.

The Crimson Hawks improved to 20-2 on the season and still sit at the top of the PSAC West with a 10-2 divisional record. Cal fell to 9-14 overall and 4-9 in the division.

Along with Jeffers, Brandon Norfleet put together a solid all-around effort with 14 points, eight rebounds and four assists. Mathis Keita added 13 points, seven boards and six assists, finishing 6 of 9 from the field.

Devante Chance set a new career-high with nine assists, scoring 12 points and grabbing five rebounds. Devon Cottrell nearly gave the Crimson Hawks another double-figure scorer with nine points while also adding four blocks. Marcel Souberbielle scored 10 points.

No. 10 Florida Southern 104, Eckered 103 (2OT)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Junior guard Kevin Capers hit two free throws with 10.7 seconds left in double overtime to help 10th-ranked Florida Southern post a thrilling, come-from-behind 104-103 victory against Eckerd in Sunshine State Conference action at the McArthur Center on the Eckerd campus.

The victory, which helped improved the Moccasins to 21-2 overall and 10-2 in the SSC, snapped a two-game road losing skid for the Mocs.

Wednesday's game featured 18 ties and 26 lead changes.

"It was an unbelievable game tonight against two very good teams," Mocs head coach Linc Darner said following that game that featured a combined 207 points. "Kevin hit some big throws there at the end of the game and then stepped up to make a big play on defense to seal the win."

With the victory, the Mocs improved to 20-0 when scoring 100 points under Darner as the school's head coach, including topping the century mark for the third time this season. The 103 points scored by Eckerd is tied for most points allowed by the Mocs in the Darner era as Nova Southeastern scored 103 points in FSC's 104-103 win against the Sharks on Feb. 26, 2011 in Davie.