Golden Suns 13th in Latest National Poll

Arkansas Tech dropped four spots to No. 13 in the USA Today/ESPN NCAA Division II top 25 poll released on Tuesday, Jan. 24.

The Golden Suns (11-3 overall, 3-3 Great American Conference) went 2-1 over the past week.

Arkansas Tech registered GAC wins over Southeastern Oklahoma State (61-55 on Thursday) and Henderson State (80-63 on Saturday), but Harding defeated the Golden Suns 77-69 at Tucker Coliseum in Russellville on Monday night. It was Tech’s first home women’s basketball loss since Feb. 21, 2009.

Including preseason polls, Arkansas Tech has been ranked in 38 consecutive USA Today/ESPN NCAA Division II top 25 polls.

Arkansas Tech entered the rankings at No. 24 on Dec. 8, 2009, and it has been included in every poll since — the final 13 polls of the 2009-10 season, all 16 of the 2010-11 polls and all nine polls so far in 2011-12.

The Golden Suns will host Ouachita Baptist for a 5:30 p.m. GAC game at Tucker Coliseum on Thursday, Jan. 26. A men’s contest between Tech and OBU will follow at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets will be available at the door. Those with a valid Arkansas Tech identification card will be admitted free of charge.

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