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Tech Visits Rhodes Field House Thursday

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Arkansas Tech Golden Suns (16-8, 12-6) at #3 Harding Lady Bisons (25-1, 17-1) When: Thursday, Feb. 27, 5:30 p.m. Where: Rhodes Field House, Searcy Radio/Internet: KWKK 100.9 FM/www.arkansastechsports.com Series: Tech leads 52-4 About the Golden Suns: Arkansas Tech has won eight consecutive women's basketball games and 10 of its last 12. The Golden Suns are undefeated during the month of February 2014. Freshman guard Anissa Pounds scored a career-high 27 points and was 13-of-17 from the free throw line to lead Arkansas Tech to a 79-76 Great American Conference win over Southeastern Oklahoma State on Monday. The Suns are in sole possession of second place in the GAC standings with two regular season games remaining. Arkansas Tech has finished either first or second in its women's basketball conference standings six of the last seven years. About the Lady Bisons: Harding has won seven consecutive games since its lone loss of the season --- a 61-60 setback at East Central on Jan. 25. The Lady Bisons defeated Arkansas Tech 87-52 in Russellville on Jan. 23. Harding shot 58 percent from the field and out-rebounded the Golden Suns 44-30. Senior forward Kristen Celsor is perhaps the leading candidate for GAC player of the year. She is among the conference leaders in scoring (2nd, 17.9 points per game), rebounding (T-6th, 7.2 per game), field goal percentage (4th, .522), steals (T-3rd, 2.0 per game) and 3-point field goal percentage (5th, .407). Harding has never swept a regular season women's basketball series with Arkansas Tech. Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys (18-8, 13-5) at Harding Bisons (12-12, 9-9) When: Thursday, Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m. Where: Rhodes Field House, Searcy Radio/Internet: KWKK 100.9 FM/www.arkansastechsports.com Series: Tech leads 75-56 About the Wonder Boys: Arkansas Tech is one-half game behind Southwestern Oklahoma State for first place in the GAC standings entering the final weekend of the regular season. SWOSU will visit Northwestern Oklahoma State for its regular season finale on Thursday night. If the Bulldogs win that game, the Wonder Boys will have to defeat Harding on Thursday night and East Central on Saturday in order to earn a share of the GAC men's basketball title. The Wonder Boys have won six of their last seven games. Senior guard Bobby Hatchett made 2-of-2 free throws with 0.5 seconds remaining to give Arkansas Tech  a 63-62 win over Harding on Jan. 23. Hatchett’s free throws completed a 7-1 Arkansas Tech run over the final 53 seconds as the Wonder Boys rallied from a five-point deficit for the victory. About the Bisons: Harding has suffered three consecutive defeats and has dropped to sixth place in the GAC standings. The Bisons only dress eight players after four members of their team --- including two starters --- were removed from their roster in early January. Harding leads the conference in 3-point field goals made (10.1 per game) and it ranks second in the league in scoring offense (77.0 points per game). Thursday will mark the final home game for Bisons' seniors Weston Jameson and Hayden Johnson. Jameson's mother is Tamara Moorer Jameson, who ranks sixth in Arkansas Tech women's basketball history in career rebounds.]]>