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Golden Suns, Wonder Boys Journey to SAU

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Arkansas Tech Golden Suns (7-6, 3-4) at SAU Lady Muleriders (7-6, 3-4) When: Saturday, Jan. 18, 2 p.m. Where: W.T. Watson Athletic Center, Magnolia Radio/Internet: KWKK 100.9 FM/www.arkansastechsports.com Series: Tech leads 66-8 About the Golden Suns: Arkansas Tech had its best shooting performance in more than a month during its 78-62 victory over UA-Monticello on Thursday. The Golden Suns shot 48.3 percent from the field, their highest field goal percentage since making 53.6 percent of their field goal tries in an 88-61 win over East Central on Dec. 7. Junior forward Jacinda Myers-Sanders scored 19 points and collected nine rebounds against UAM. Myers-Sanders is averaging 14 points and nine rebounds per game over her past four contests. About the Lady Muleriders: First-year head coach Rusty Rainbolt has already led Southern Arkansas to as many women's basketball victories this season (7) as it had in the last three seasons combined. The Lady Muleriders ended a 36-game losing streak on Nov. 13, 2013, with an 86-72 victory over Rogers State. It was SAU's first women's basketball win since Jan. 26, 2012. Junior forward Chanel Miller is averaging 18 points per game in her last three outings. Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys (10-5, 5-2) at SAU Muleriders (5-7, 2-5) When: Saturday, Jan. 18, 4 p.m. Where: W.T. Watson Athletic Center, Magnolia Radio/Internet: KWKK 100.9 FM/www.arkansastechsports.com Series: Tech leads 98-66 About the Wonder Boys: Arkansas Tech has won five of its last six games, and the Wonder Boys have become a strong second-half team over that time. Tech has only held a halftime lead once in its last six games, and the Wonder Boys have out-scored their last three opponents in the second half by a cumulative margin of 53 points. Tech has overcome a double-digit deficit to two opponents during its current three-game winning streak. Senior center Charles Mells is averaging three blocked shots per game in his last seven contests. About the Muleriders: Southern Arkansas has lost three consecutive games, and all three setbacks were by 11 points or more. The Muleriders rank second in the Great American Conference in scoring offense (78.8 points per game). Junior guard Chauncy Williams did not appear in the first eight games of the season for SAU, but over the past four games he has averaged 18.3 points per game and shot 39 percent (15-of-39) from 3-point range. Williams had a team-high 25 points in the Muleriders' 92-80 loss to Harding University on Thursday.]]>