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SOSU Savage Storm (13-10, 10-7) at Arkansas Tech Golden Suns (15-8, 11-6) When: Monday, Feb. 24, 5:30 p.m. Where: Tucker Coliseum, Russellville Radio/Internet: KWKK 100.9 FM/www.arkansastechsports.com Series: Tech leads 6-4 About the Golden Suns: Arkansas Tech is undefeated in women's basketball during the month of February. The Golden Suns have won seven consecutive games to move into sole possession of second place in the GAC standings with three regular season games left. Freshman guard Anissa Pounds had a career-high nine assists in Tech's 73-63 win over Southern Arkansas on Saturday. Pounds leads all GAC freshmen in scoring (12.8 points per game). Junior forward Jacinda Myers-Sanders has averaged 9.2 rebounds per game over her last five contests. The Golden Suns are 10-3 at home this season. About the Savage Storm: Southeastern Oklahoma State has lost two consecutive games and three of its last four. Junior guard Emily Williams ranks ninth in the GAC in scoring (15.5 points per game). Williams has scored 20 or more points in eight games this season, including 27 points in a 67-63 Savage Storm win over Arkansas Tech on Jan. 26. Sophomore forward Breana Small-Peppers returned to the SOSU line-up for the Storm's 75-65 loss to Southern Nazarene on Saturday. Small-Peppers scored 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds in a losing effort. She had missed the previous nine games, including the first match-up between Arkansas Tech and Southeastern Oklahoma State. SOSU Savage Storm (8-15, 5-12) at Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys (17-8, 12-5) When: Monday, Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m. Where: Tucker Coliseum, Russellville Radio/Internet: KWKK 100.9 FM/www.arkansastechsports.com Series: Tech leads 10-8 About the Wonder Boys: Arkansas Tech can move into a tie for first place in the GAC men's basketball standings with a win on Monday night. Southwestern Oklahoma State, which is one-half game in front of the Wonder Boys, will be idle on Monday. Arkansas Tech will honor its three men's basketball seniors --- guard Bobby Hatchett of Sikeston, Mo., center Charles Mells of Miami, Fla., and guard Kendell Pinkney of Dardanelle --- on the occasion of their final home game during Monday night's doubleheader. The Wonder Boys lead the GAC in scoring defense (67.8 points allowed per game) and field goal percentage defense (.410) this season. Arkansas Tech has won nine consecutive home games and is 12-2 at Tucker Coliseum during the 2013-14 campaign. About the Savage Storm: Southeastern Oklahoma State needs a win on Monday night to remain in front of Ouachita Baptist in the race for the eighth and final berth in the men's portion of the GAC Tournament, which will be played March 6-9 in Bartlesville, Okla. The Savage Storm has won two consecutive games, including a 74-67 overtime victory over Southern Nazarene on Saturday. Senior forward Urald King is seventh in the GAC in scoring (16.5 points per game) and first in the conference in rebounding (9.4 per game). He had 20 points and a season-high 18 rebounds to lead SOSU to a 64-58 win over Arkansas Tech on Jan. 26. The Savage Storm ranks last in the GAC in scoring offense (67.4 points per game).]]>