The Matchup: No. 19 Plano West (Plano, Texas) will travel across town to play rival Plano East (Plano) on Tuesday.
Plano West players to watch: Tyler Davis (19 ppg, 12.9 rpg) is a 6-10 power forward who is headed to Texas A&M. He stars along with 6-7 wing D.J. Hogg (17.3 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 2.3 apg). The Wolves also recently got back from injury shooting guard SoSo Jamabo (who signed with UCLA for football) and Ohio State signee Mickey Mitchell, a 6-7 small forward.
Plano East players to watch: Senior point guard Malachi Davidson, who had 24 points in a loss last week to Flower Mound; senior guard Isaac Asrat (21.4 ppg); and junior guard Chris Parker (11.2 ppg).
What to expect: With the two schools less than 11 miles apart, it’s a natural rivalry that transcends records. West (25-2) needed to rally from a five-point halftime deficit to defeat East 79-62 earlier this season. East (18-10) also has to rebound from a 75-73 three-overtime loss to Flower Mound over the weekend and needs a win to force a play-in game for the fourth seed in District 6-6A. East surprised West 69-65 last season.