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Arkansas Tech Golden Suns (13-6, 10-3 GAC) at NWOSU Rangers (5-14, 4-9 GAC) When: Saturday, Feb. 9, 2 p.m. Where: Percefull Fieldhouse, Alva, Okla. Radio: KWKK 100.9 FM Internet: http://athletics.atu.edu/tech-audio-streaming.php About the Golden Suns: Arkansas Tech grabbed victory from the jaws of defeat on Thursday with an 82-76 win at Southwestern Oklahoma State. The Golden Suns trailed by 11 points with just over four minutes remaining before closing the game on a 17-0 run. With the win, Arkansas Tech remained in second place in the Great American Conference women’s basketball standings, just one-half game behind front-running East Central University. The Golden Suns defeated Northwestern Oklahoma State 73-62 on Jan. 3 at Tucker Coliseum in Russellville. The Suns are 4-0 all-time against the Rangers. Today will mark their first-ever visit to Alva. About the Rangers: Northwestern Oklahoma State suffered a 74-55 home loss to Harding University on Thursday. Dierra Gilmore scored a career-high 21 points in a losing effort. It was the fifth loss for the Rangers in their last six games. NWOSU is 3-3 in home GAC games this season. Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys (11-8, 8-5 GAC) at NWOSU Rangers (10-9, 8-5 GAC) When: Saturday, Feb. 9, 4 p.m. Where: Percefull Fieldhouse, Alva, Okla. Radio: KWKK 100.9 FM Internet: http://athletics.atu.edu/tech-audio-streaming.php About the Wonder Boys: Arkansas Tech defeated Northwestern Oklahoma State 78-58 at Tucker Coliseum in Russellville on Jan. 3. Senior center Will Paul led the Wonder Boys that evening with 24 points, but he has not played since Jan. 17 because of a foot injury. Arkansas Tech and NWOSU enter today’s game tied for second place in the Great American Conference men’s basketball standings. They are both two games behind league-leading Harding University with seven regular season conference games remaining. The Wonder Boys are 1-1 all-time against Northwestern Oklahoma State. The Rangers defeated Arkansas Tech 89-79 in a neutral-site game at Lawton, Okla., on Nov. 27, 1971, in their only previous meeting before this season. Today will mark the Wonder Boys' first-ever game at Alva. About the Rangers: Northwestern Oklahoma State upset the nationally 18th-ranked Harding Bisons 80-61 at Percefull Fieldhouse on Thursday. Daryl Glover and Jonathan Freemyer paced the Rangers with 19 points apiece. Glover became the 23rd student-athlete in NWOSU men’s basketball history to reach 1,000 career points. The Rangers have won seven consecutive home games. They are 6-0 at Percefull Fieldhouse in GAC games, and their average margin of victory in those six games is 15.7 points.]]>