Outside Shooting Lifts Tech to GAC Semifinals

www.arkansastechsports.com will have live coverage. The SWOSU Bulldogs, seeded eighth in the GAC Tournament, advanced to Saturday by stunning GAC regular season champion Ouachita Baptist University 71-67 in overtime. All five Arkansas Tech starters reached double figures in scoring on Friday, led by D.J. Jethroe with 23 points. He was 9-of-11 from the field, including 5-of-6 from beyond the 3-point arc. Jethroe gathered 10 rebounds for his third double-double of the season. Clarence Willard and Jay Murphy notched 16 points apiece, while Tyler Friedel and Mike Balogun both poured in 14 points. Those five players were a combined 17-of-31 (55 percent) from 3-point range. As a team, the Wonder Boys made 19-of-37 (51 percent) 3-point attempts. Sami Bzai scored a game-high 27 points for Southeastern Oklahoma State, which fell to 0-4 all-time in the GAC Tournament. The Savage Storm came into the postseason with the best field goal percentage defense in the GAC (.407). Arkansas Tech shot 52 percent (32-of-62) against Southeastern Oklahoma State on Friday. SOSU completed its season with an overall record of 15-14. The Wonder Boys extended their winning streak to four consecutive games. They have won seven of their last eight games.]]>