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Tech Visits Southern Nazarene Thursday Night

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Arkansas Tech Golden Suns (3-0) at Southern Nazarene Crimson Storm (2-3) When: Thursday, Nov. 21, 5:30 p.m. Where: Sawyer Center, Bethany, Okla. Radio/Internet: KWKK 100.9 FM/ Series: Tech Leads 5-4 About the Golden Suns: After notching three consecutive non-conference victories to open the 2013-14 season, Arkansas Tech hits the road and begins Great American Conference play. The Golden Suns have scored more than 100 points in each of their first three games. It marks just the second time in program history that Arkansas Tech has topped 100 points in three consecutive women's basketball games. The other such streak took place in November 2010. Freshman guard Anna Lea Little (19.7 points per game) and sophomore guard Cara Neighbors (16.0 points per game) lead the Golden Suns in scoring. Arkansas Tech split with Southern Nazarene last season, defeating the Crimson Storm 81-61 in Russellville and dropping a 99-80 decision to SNU in Bethany. About the Crimson Storm: Southern Nazarene is playing just its second home game of the season. The Crimson Storm is looking to bounce back from a 78-65 loss at Central Oklahoma on Tuesday. Junior guard Callee Cox is shooting 37 percent from 3-point range and leads Southern Nazarene in scoring (17.6 points per game). Junior center Aminata Fall adds 15.6 points and 15.6 rebounds per game for the Crimson Storm. Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys (1-2) at Southern Nazarene Crimson Storm (1-2) When: Thursday, Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m. Where: Sawyer Center, Bethany, Okla. Radio/Internet: KWKK 100.9 FM/ Series: Tied 2-2 About the Wonder Boys: Arkansas Tech begins Great American Conference men's basketball play looking for improvement on defense. The Wonder Boys are allowing 82.7 points per game and their last two opponents have both shot 50 percent or better from both the field and 3-point range. Four Arkansas Tech players --- junior forward Darrick Little (13.7 points per game) and junior guards Willie Rogers (12.3 points per game), Clarence Willard (12.0 points per game) and Tyler Friedel (11.7 points per game) --- are averaging double figures in scoring. The Wonder Boys and the Crimson Storm split their two meetings during the 2012-13 season. Arkansas Tech defeated Southern Nazarene 72-67 in Russellville, and the Crimson Storm topped the Wonder Boys 61-54 in Bethany, Okla. When both the Golden Suns and the Wonder Boys lost at Southern Nazarene on Feb. 2, 2013, it marked the first time since Feb. 28, 2009, that Arkansas Tech had been swept in a conference basketball doubleheader. About the Crimson Storm: Junior guard C.J. Smith (26.3 points per game) and senior guard Quan Conner (24.3 points per game) of Southern Nazarene rank No. 1 and No. 2 in the Great American Conference in scoring this season. They account for 56 percent of the Crimson Storm's points this season. Smith and Conner scored 29 points apiece in a 100-89 Southern Nazarene victory over Central Oklahoma on Saturday.]]>