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Mustangs show no puppy love, beat Eastern New Mexico 64-42

 The Midwestern State Mustangs were as sharp as Cupid's arrow on Saturday night, splashing in 9 triples while defeating the Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds on Valentine's day.

All of the Mustang's 3-pointers came from the dynamic duo of Bretson McNeal and Thad Rideau. Rideau hit 5-of-7 from behind the line while McNeal nailed 4-of-8.

MSU (19-6 overall, 8-3 LSC) wasted no time showing their affection for the long shot. Three of Bretson McNeal's four triples came within the first 5 minutes of game action, including the opening score of the game for MSU. Rideau cashed in two of his five 3's in the first half as well.

Midwestern State broke the hearts of the Greyhounds with their stingy defensive play. The Mustangs forced ENMU into 8 first half turnovers while only allowing a lowly 30 percent shooting from the Hounds.

Bretson McNeal serenaded the MSU crowd with 17 points at the half to lead all scorers. Midwestern State led at the break 36-19.

Eastern New Mexico (7-17 overall, 0-11 LSC) never found a consistent stride in the game. The Greyhound's 3-point percentage was as wilted as week-old roses, shooting just 1-of-11 in the second half.

The Mustangs put to rest any notion of an ENMU comeback with a 1-4 run over a 5:30 span to make the MSU lead 55-25 with 9:49 to play. One of Thad Rideau's three second half triples forced Greyhound interim head coach Stott Carter to get down on one knee and ask for a time-out.

Midwestern State owned the glass, outrebounding ENMU 38-28 in the game. Senior Derrell Gibbs paced the Mustangs with 7 rebounds.

MSU saw 3 players score in double digits. Bretson McNeal led the way with 17, while Thad Rideau poured in all 15 of his points from the 3-point line. Hershell Grant had a sweet game as well, knocking down 11 points and dishing out a team-high 5 assists.

Next up for the Mustangs is a road trip to take on the Angelo State Rams. Tip-off at the Junell Center is set for 8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 18.

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