Regular Season Ends Saturday at UAM

Arkansas Tech Golden Suns (20-5, 15-4 GAC) at UAM Cotton Blossoms (13-11, 11-8 GAC) When: Saturday, Feb. 28, 2 p.m. Where: Steelman Fieldhouse, Monticello Radio/Internet: KWKK 100.9 FM/ Series: Tech leads 64-24 About the Golden Suns: If Arkansas Tech wins and earns at least a share of the GAC title, it would be the 24th regular season¬†conference championship in the 38-year history of intercollegiate women’s basketball at the institution. The Golden Suns defeated UA-Monticello 70-61 on Jan. 5 in Russellville. Tech held the Cotton Blossoms without a made field goal over the final 4:46 of the game. Fatima Adams scored 16 points, Caroline Eubanks had 13 points and Danielle Frachiseur added 12 points for the Golden Suns. Katrina Hayden notched 11 points, six steals and four assists. The game saw 10 ties and 16 lead changes before Arkansas Tech pulled away in the closing minutes. About the Cotton Blossoms: UA-Monticello is enjoying its most successful women’s basketball season since 2008-09, when the Cotton Blossoms finished 21-9 overall and reached the second round of the NCAA Division II Tournament. The 2014-15 UAM team is in a tie for fourth place in the GAC standings going into the final day of the regular season. Saturday will mark the Blossoms’ first home game since Feb. 12. They are 9-2 inside Steelman Fieldhouse this season, including seven consecutive home victories dating back to December. Jordan Goforth (18.4 points per game) is UAM’s leading scorer. Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys (14-13, 10-9 GAC) at UAM Boll Weevils (7-17, 3-16 GAC) When: Saturday, Feb. 28, 4 p.m. Where:¬† Steelman Fieldhouse, Monticello¬† Radio/Internet: KWKK 100.9 FM/ Series: Tech leads 100-51 About the Wonder Boys: Arkansas Tech could finish as high as a tie for third in the GAC men’s basketball standings with a win on Saturday. Nick Wayman matched his career high in scoring and Clarence Willard came through with a big second half for the Wonder Boys in a 76-63 victory over UA-Monticello on Jan. 5. Wayman scored 17 points on 6-of-14 shooting from the field and collected a team-high eight rebounds. Willard scored 10 of his 12 points in the second half. He was 4-of-6 from the field, including 2-of-2 from 3-point range. Darrick Little notched 15 points for the Wonder Boys. About the Boll Weevils: UA-Monticello will finish in last place in the 2014-15 GAC men’s basketball standings, which means the Boll Weevils will not advance to the GAC Tournament and their season will end on Saturday. UAM has lost four consecutive games, and it has allowed more than 100 points in back-to-back games. The Boll Weevils rank last in the conference in scoring defense (80.0 points allowed per game) and field goal percentage defense (.479). Five of the Weevils’ seven wins this season have come at home.]]>