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Arkansas Tech Visits NWOSU Thursday Night

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#18 Arkansas Tech Golden Suns (10-1, 5-0 GAC) at NWOSU Rangers (3-8, 2-3 GAC) When: Thursday, Jan. 8, 5:30 p.m. Where: Percefull Fieldhouse, Alva, Okla. Radio/Internet: KWKK 100.9 FM/www.arkansastechsports.com Series: Tech leads 7-1 About the Golden Suns: Arkansas Tech has matched the fourth-best start to a women's basketball season in school history by winning 10 of its first 11 games. Only three Golden Suns teams --- the squads in 1978-79, 1979-80 and 2009-10 --- have made it through the first 11 games or more unbeaten. This season marks Tech's first 10-1 start to a women's basketball campaign since 2010-11. It is the 12th time in the 37-year history of Golden Suns basketball that Arkansas Tech has been 10-1 through its first 11 contests. The last nine Golden Suns teams to start 10-1 or better have all qualified for national postseason tournament play. About the Rangers: Northwestern Oklahoma State has lost four of its last five games, including a 59-50 non-conference setback at Cameron University on Saturday. The Rangers rank last in the GAC in scoring offense (56.9 points per game) and rebound margin (-7.1 per game), but Arkansas Tech knows all too well that NWOSU can be a different team at Percefull Fieldhouse. The Rangers earned their first-ever win over the Golden Suns with a 70-65 victory in Alva last season. Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys (7-6, 3-2 GAC) at NWOSU Rangers (2-10, 1-4 GAC) When: Thursday, Jan. 8, 7:30 p.m. Where: Percefull Fieldhouse, Alva, Okla. Radio/Internet: KWKK 100.9 FM/www.arkansastechsports.com Series: Tech leads 4-1 About the Wonder Boys: Arkansas Tech has received a lift from senior forward Darrick Little in its first two games after the holiday break. The Cedar Hill, Texas, product has averaged 15.5 points per game while connecting on 10-of-15 field goal attempts in appearances against Pittsburg State University and the University of Arkansas-Monticello. The Wonder Boys are 0-3 when playing on their opponent's home floor this season. Arkansas Tech is one game behind GAC co-leaders Ouachita Baptist University and East Central University in the league standings. About the Rangers: With a string of six consecutive setbacks, Northwestern Oklahoma State has the longest active losing streak in GAC men's basketball. The Rangers rank last in the GAC in field goal percentage (.382) and field goal percentage defense (.495). Junior guard T'Aries Taylor averages 13.2 points per game and ranks fourth in the conference in 3-point field goal percentage (.450).]]>