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Tech Seeks Continued Success vs. SAU

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SAU Lady Muleriders (0-13, 0-8 GAC) at Arkansas Tech Golden Suns (9-5, 6-2 GAC) When: Saturday, Jan. 19, 4 p.m. Where: Tucker Coliseum, Russellville Radio/Internet: KWKK 100.9 FM/athletics.atu.edu About the Golden Suns: Arkansas Tech won for the fourth time in its last five women’s basketball games with a 70-63 victory at Arkansas-Monticello on Thursday. The Golden Suns have been bolstered in recent games by the emergence of junior forward Jasmine Poole, who is averaging 12.7 points and 6.3 rebounds per game over her last three contests. Poole had her first career double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds at UAM on Thursday. The Suns are tied for third in the Great American Conference standings, one game behind front-running Ouachita Baptist. About the Lady Muleriders: Southern Arkansas has a cumulative overall women’s basketball record of 27-115 since the start of the 2007-08 season. The Lady Muleriders rank last in the GAC this season in scoring defense, field goal percentage, field goal percentage defense, free throw percentage and turnover margin. SAU sophomore guard Katherine McBride is tied for sixth in the GAC in scoring (14.3 points per game).   SAU Muleriders (6-8, 2-6 GAC) Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys (8-6, 5-3 GAC) When: Saturday, Jan. 19, 6 p.m. Where: Tucker Coliseum, Russellville Radio/Internet: KWKK 100.9 FM/athletics.atu.edu About the Wonder Boys: Senior guard Jared Williamson of Russellville scored 20 points in Arkansas Tech’s 56-49 loss at Arkansas-Monticello on Thursday. It marked the second time this season and the ninth time during Williamson’s three-year career with the Wonder Boys that he has scored 20 or more points in a game. He has 779 career points at Arkansas Tech entering today. About the Muleriders: Southern Arkansas has lost five of its last six men’s basketball games, including an 81-77 home loss to Harding in double overtime on Thursday. The Muleriders lead the GAC in scoring offense (76.4 points per game), rebound margin (+8.6 per game) and steals (10.1 per game). SAU junior point guard Ricky Allen, who has appeared in all 14 games for the Muleriders this season, played at Arkansas Tech during the 2010-11 season.]]>