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Rangers Ride Into Russellville Saturday

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NWOSU Lady Rangers (5-14, 5-8) at Arkansas Tech Golden Suns (10-8, 6-6) When: Saturday, Feb. 8, 2 p.m. Where: Tucker Coliseum, Russellville Radio/Internet: KWKK 100.9 FM/ Series: Tech leads 6-1 About the Golden Suns: Arkansas Tech has won four of its last six women's basketball games, including a 78-54 win over Southwestern Oklahoma State on Thursday. Over their last six games, the Golden Suns are 4-0 when they attempt 20 or more free throws and 0-2 when they attempt fewer than 20 free throws. Sophomore forward Caroline Eubanks is averaging 19 points and 8.5 rebounds per game during Tech's two-game winning streak. The Golden Suns are 7-3 at home this season. About the Lady Rangers: Northwestern Oklahoma State opened the season on a nine-game losing streak, but the Lady Rangers have bounced back to win five of their last 10 outings. Freshman center Kamera Bozeman, niece of NWOSU head coach and Arkansas Tech alumnus Eric Bozeman, leads the Lady Rangers in scoring (10.3 points per game) and rebounding (4.5 per game). Bozeman scored a game-high 19 points to lead NWOSU to a 70-65 win over Arkansas Tech in Alva, Okla., on Jan. 2. It was the Lady Rangers' first-ever win over the Golden Suns. NWOSU Rangers (8-11, 5-8) at Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys (13-7, 8-4) When: Saturday, Feb. 8, 4 p.m. Where: Tucker Coliseum, Russellville Radio/Internet: KWKK 100.9 FM/ Series: Tech leads 3-1 About the Wonder Boys: Arkansas Tech is in the thick of the GAC men's basketball regular season title chase with eight regular season games remaining. The third-place Wonder Boys are one game behind front-running East Central University and one-half game behind second-place Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Tech is seeking its fifth consecutive regular season men's basketball conference championship. Arkansas Tech has won six consecutive home games and nine of its last 10 at Tucker Coliseum. The Wonder Boys used an 11-3 run over the final 3:49 to defeat Northwestern Oklahoma State Rangers 60-56 in Alva, Okla., on Jan. 2. Junior guard Bryson Fletcher paced Arkansas Tech with 13 points. About the Rangers: Northwestern Oklahoma State arrives in Russellville having won two consecutive men's basketball games and three of its last four. The Rangers earned a 65-58 win at Harding University on Thursday night. NWOSU shot 55 percent from the field and out-rebounded the Bisons 34-20. Senior forward Bruce Wright was 8-of-11 from the field and scored a team-leading 22 points for the Rangers. Northwestern Oklahoma State has won three consecutive road conference road games for the first time in more than nine years.]]>