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Angelo State men's basketball team continues to improve

The Rams are 15-7 so far in the season, making a turnaround after going 8-10 last year.
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ASU men's basketball team practice drills.

Each year every team's goal is to be better than their last season. The Angelo State men's basketball team is doing just that with an overall record of 15 to 7. 

Last year the Rams finished 8-10 overall, including losing nine conference games. Cinco Boone, head coach of ASU says just like many sports last season was affected by COVID-19, which caused issues when it came to recruitment. 

"I think the biggest thing is that we had a normal year in terms of recruiting. The year before we had to replace a lot of a NCAA team that actually never got to play in the NCAA tournament, which was canceled due to COVID-19. We recruited from the living room all year long. Now fans are back, everybody is going to have a normal year and the guys have really responded well. They're looking to cap it off down the stretch of February," Boone said. 

During the offseason, the Rams were able to pick up transfers from Division I programs such as junior guard Dante Moses. Coming into a new program Moses' number one goal was to help his team win and be a leader. Moses believes the momentum his team has now will help them finish out strong. 

"Right now we just got to stay focused, our team is structured. We're starting to put things together and we're trying to make a run," Moses said. 

Last season was rough for the Rams but junior guard Devaughn Thomas thinks with a new team, comes better energy. 

"We all came together with a nice game plan. Everyone's mind is in the same place trying to get a win. We're all trying to get to the tournament and play in that championship game," Thomas said.

The Rams will tip-off against Texas A & M Kingsville at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Junell Center, followed by a game at 4 p.m. Saturday against Texas A &M International.

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