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Buffs and Lady Buffs Headed in Opposite Directions

The West Texas A&M Lady Buffs are 2-0 in conference play while the Buffs are 0-2.
The West Texas A&M Lady Buffs are 2-0 in conference play while the Buffs are 0-2.

Both teams played Midwestern State last Wednesday to open conference play.  The men lost that game 76-70.  Then on Saturday both teams traveled to Lawton, Oklahoma to play Cameron.  The men ended up losing 69-68.

According to interim head coach Vinay Patel consistency has been the issue for the Buffs, "I think if you would have seen our team play that first 10-12 minutes of the Cameron game you'd say hey, this is a team that can compete with any team in the league.  Now the way we came out of the locker room to open the game and the way we started, was absolutely ridiculous.  If they can put it together for a full 40 minutes then we'd have a better chance of being better than 0-2 right now."

The Lady Buffs knocked off Midwestern State 71-54 in the conference opener and then beat Cameron 73-66.  The Lady Buffs lead by as many as 17 in the 2nd half before holding off a late comeback attempt.  Despite the win, head coach Mark Kellogg stressed that his team's defense needed to improve, "That would be the end we need to take some steps on.  We were 72 through the Emporia, Seattle Pacific, Simon Frasier, giving up quite a few.  We thought we were a little bit better and cleaned it up against Midwestern and we kinda lost focus a little bit there in the 2nd half when they got going.  Gave up 66 to Cameron is probably a little bit too many, so yeah, we'll work on that today.  That will definitely be the emphasis."

Both the Buffs and Lady Buffs travel to San Angelo for games against Angelo State on Wednesday night.
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