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Tech, Harding Meet Thursday in Searcy

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#12 Arkansas Tech Golden Suns (14-1, 9-0 GAC) at #23 HU Lady Bisons (13-2, 9-0 GAC) When: Thursday, Jan. 22, 5:30 p.m. Where: Rhodes Field House, Searcy Radio/Internet: KWKK 100.9 FM/www.arkansastechsports.com Series: Tech leads 52-6 About the Golden Suns: Arkansas Tech has won six consecutive games, the most recent of which was an 84-72 overtime victory against East Central University on Saturday. Junior forward Fatima Adams (21.4 points per game), sophomore guard Anissa Pounds (12.9 points per game) and junior guard Katrina Hayden (12.0 points per game) are the Golden Suns' leading scorers. Arkansas Tech leads the GAC in scoring offense (80.5 points per game) and field goal percentage (.479). About the Lady Bisons: Harding extended its winning streak to nine consecutive outings with a 69-53 triumph over Southern Nazarene University on Saturday. Senior forward Arielle Saunders (16.3 points per game) and senior guard Montana Lewis (10.5 points per game) are the Lady Bisons' top scorers. Harding leads the GAC in scoring defense (57.1 points allowed per game) and field goal percentage defense (.342). The Lady Bisons were 3-0 against Arkansas Tech last season. Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys (8-9, 4-5 GAC) at HU Bisons (7-8, 5-4 GAC) When: Thursday, Jan. 22, 7:30 p.m. Where: Rhodes Field House, Searcy Radio/Internet: KWKK 100.9 FM/www.arkansastechsports.com Series: Tech leads 76-57 About the Wonder Boys: Arkansas Tech will try to stop a three-game losing streak. The Wonder Boys' level of success in making defensive stops continues to tell the story of their season. Arkansas Tech is 6-0 when it holds its opponent below 40 percent shooting from the field, and it is 2-9 when its opponent makes more than 40 percent of its field goal tries. Senior guard Mike Balogun (14.1 points per game) is the Wonder Boys' leading scorer. He scored 23 points and made a season-high six 3-pointers in Tech's 70-68 loss to East Central on Saturday. About the Bisons: Harding defeated Southern Nazarene 80-55 on Saturday for its second straight win. Junior forward Andraz Kavas has averaged 22.8 points per game in the Bisons' last four contests. Harding leads the GAC in 3-point field goals made (10.3 per game), assists (17.3 per game) and assist-to-turnover ratio (1.4-to-1). The Bisons have won their last six games at Rhodes Field House. Harding leads the GAC in home men's basketball attendance.]]>