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Northeastern State (4-5) at ENMU (3-5)

What: Lone Star Conference crossover game

When: 4 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena

Last time out: The RiverHawks ended a three-game losing streak with a 71-64 victory over Angelo State on Monday at Tahlequah, Okla. Also on Monday, ENMU lost at Texas A&M-Commerce 94-67.

Last meeting: Jan. 9, 2010, the RiverHawks beat the Greyhounds 72-60 at Tahlequah.

Of note: The Hounds have dropped the last five games in the series. Their previous win came on Jan. 8, 2005, a 65-62 decision in Portales. … Northeastern State is 4-1 at home, but 0-4 on the road. … RiverHawks coach Larry Gipson entered his 13th season third in school history in wins (211) and first in winning percentage (.615). He led Northeastern to an NCAA Division II national title in 2003, earning national coach of the year honors. … Leading scorers for the RiverHawks are 6-2 senior G Dominique Gaines (19.2 ppg) and 5-10 senior G Antoine Branch (12.6).