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Rams improve to 5-10 with 81-67 win on Wednesday

Rams must win next games to make it to the LSC.

Staff Writer

Published: Friday, January 18, 2013

Updated: Thursday, January 17, 2013 15:01

After pulling off an 81-67 win over Texas A&M University-Kingsville, the Rams remind themselves that there really is no place like home.

The Rams won their fifth game of the season on Wednesday and are now 5-3 at home while 0-6 on the road and 0-1 on neutral courts.

The Rams now have to pull off a major win streak if they want to be contenders for the Lone Star Conference Championship and according to junior guard Bryan Hammond; they are going to be better.

“I think that’s what we really needed was to get a home win,” Hammond said. “Since we’re winning at home, we’re in a good spot. We’re just building on it and everybody’s excited.”

Despite where the Rams are record-wise; multiple team sources have said that the experience that this young group of players gains with each game is important and helpful for improvement.

“I can see it in practices and games,” Hammond said. “Everybody is learning to play with each other more and more as the season goes on.”

Head Coach Fred Rike said he was pleased with the improvements.

“We just got to continue to improve and play our best basketball in February,” Rike said. “We got a lot of young guys and I think we’re playing a couple freshmen [and] a couple sophomores and I think they’re growing up.”

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