Nov 13, 2019 3:19 PM

Eagles take on rival UNK in Kearney Wednesday night

Posted Nov 13, 2019 3:19 PM

By: Con Marshall

CSC Sports Information

CHADRON, Neb. -- November 12, 2019 -- The Chadron State College men's basketball team will play its only Nebraska opponent of the season Wednesday night (Nov. 13) when it visits the University of Nebraska-Kearney Lopers. Tipoff is set for 5 p.m. MST.

Both teams will enter the contest with 0-2 records. 

The Eagles opened their season last weekend with a trip to Texas and lost to Texas A&M International in Laredo 75-65 and to Texas A&M-Kingsville 67-66. Kearney launched its schedule during a classic at Shawnee, Okla., and lost to host Oklahoma Baptist 72-57 and to East Central University 86-78.

Turnovers plagued the Eagles. They had 24 in the first game and 33 in the second contest. Coach Houston Reed said the problem is "fixable," and remains optimistic about the season.

Brian Rodriguez-Flores, a 6-4 senior transfer from San Jose State in California, led Chadron State in scoring in both games in Texas with 21 and 25 points. Point guard Colby Jackson also reached double figures in both games, tallying 11 and 15 points, respectively.

A pair of tall seniors, 6-6 A.J. Jackson and 6-5 Kyle Juhl, totaled 27 and 23 points, respectively, for the Lopers in their first two games.

This will be the fourth year in a row that Chadron State and Kearney have met in an early-season game. The Lopers won the first of the previous three in overtime while the Eagles have won the last two by scores of 72-69 and 70-55.