2020–21 Tarleton State Texans men’s basketball team

The 2020–21 Tarleton State Texans men’s basketball team represented Tarleton State University in the 2020–21 NCAA Division I men’s basketball season. The Texans, led by first-year head coach Billy Gillispie, played their home games at the Wisdom Gym in Stephenville, Texas, as first-year members of the Western Athletic Conference.

American college basketball season
2020–21Tarleton State Texans men’s basketball
Conference Western Athletic Conference
2020–21 record 10–10 (5–7 WAC)
Head coach
Assistant coaches
Home arena Wisdom Gym
Seasons
 2019–20

2020–21 WAC men’s basketball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
Grand Canyon 9 3   .750 17 7   .708
Utah Valley 9 4   .692 11 11   .500
New Mexico State 7 6   .538 12 8   .600
California Baptist* 6 6   .500 13 10   .565
Seattle 4 5   .444 12 11   .522
Tarleton State* 5 7   .417 10 10   .500
Dixie State* 4 10   .286 8 13   .381
Texas–Rio Grande Valley 2 5   .286 9 10   .474
Chicago State 0 0   0 9   .000
* Ineligible for the 2021 NCAA Tournament due to transition period
Chicago State suspended their season on December 23, 2020
2021 WAC Tournament winner

The season marked Tarleton State’s first year of a four-year transition period from Division II to Division I. As a result, the Texans were not eligible for NCAA postseason play and could not participate in the WAC Tournament. They were eligible to play in the CIT or CBI, but were not invited.[1]

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The Texans finished the 2019–20 season 18–12, 13–9 in Lone Star Conference play to finish in a tie for seventh place. They received the No. 7 seed in the LSC Tournament, and defeated the No. 10 seed Texas–Permian Basin in the opening round, 84–68.[2] They advanced to the quarterfinals where they lost to St. Edward’s, 52–60.[3]

The season marked the school’s final season as a Division II school.[4]

2020–21 Tarleton State Texans men’s basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 Joey Madimba 6 ft 5 in(1.96 m) 210 lb(95 kg) Fr Mansfield Timberview High School Mansfield, Texas
G 1 Montre’ Gipson 5 ft 11 in(1.8 m) 200 lb(91 kg) Jr Ranger College DeSoto, Texas
G 2 Freddy Hicks 6 ft 6 in(1.98 m) 210 lb(95 kg) Fr Searcy High School Searcy, Arkansas
F 3 Konstantin Dotsenko 6 ft 7 in(2.01 m) 210 lb(95 kg) So Freed–Hardeman Vorkuta, Russia
G 4 Tahj Small 6 ft 5 in(1.96 m) 195 lb(88 kg) Jr Troy Durham, North Carolina
G 5 Sam Sparks 6 ft 2 in(1.88 m) 185 lb(84 kg) Fr Santa Fe Prep Santa Fe, New Mexico
G 10 Caleb Golden 6 ft 4 in(1.93 m) 190 lb(86 kg) Fr Shiloh High School Austin, Texas
G 12 Cadarius Baggett 6 ft 1 in(1.85 m) 180 lb(82 kg) So Ranger College Altheimer, Arkansas
G 13 Shakur Daniel 6 ft 6 in(1.98 m) 185 lb(84 kg) Jr Ranger College Toronto, Canada
G 14 Javontae Hopkins 6 ft 0 in(1.83 m) 165 lb(75 kg) So Fort Bend Travis High School Houston, Texas
G 20 Caleb Starks 6 ft 3 in(1.91 m) 190 lb(86 kg) RS Jr LSU Lafayette, Louisiana
G 22 Tanner Ford 6 ft 2 in(1.88 m) 165 lb(75 kg) Fr Graford High School Palo Pinto, Texas
G 24 Isaiah Range 6 ft 3 in(1.91 m) 215 lb(98 kg) So Trinity Christian School Cedar Hill, Texas
G 25 Shamir Bogues 6 ft 4 in(1.93 m) 190 lb(86 kg) Fr Killeen Ellison High School Killeen, Texas
G 30 Roman Garcia 5 ft 10 in(1.78 m) 165 lb(75 kg) Fr Franklin High School El Paso, Texas
F 34 Heri Ngalamulume 6 ft 9 in(2.06 m) 230 lb(104 kg) Jr Ranger College Kinshasa, DR Congo
F 35 Jonathan Jackson Jr. 6 ft 6 in(1.98 m) 230 lb(104 kg) Sr Prairie View A&M Fort Worth, Texas
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W)Walk-on

Roster
Last update: December 2, 2020

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