Wonder Boys Host MSSU Saturday Afternoon

Arkansas Tech University will try to do something on Saturday, Nov. 28, it hasn’t achieved in more than two decades — defeat Missouri Southern State University in men’s basketball.

Missouri Southern has seven consecutive wins over the Wonder Boys dating back to 1996.

It was almost exactly 20 years ago — Nov. 25, 1995 — when Arkansas Tech earned a 77-69 win over the Lions in Joplin, Mo. MSSU has owned the series ever since, including a 74-73 win over Tech in their most recent meeting on Dec. 17, 2013.

Tickets ($5 adults / $3 students and senior citizens) will be available at the Tucker Coliseum door. Those with a valid Arkansas Tech identification card will be admitted free of charge.

Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys (2-2) vs. MSSU Lions (3-2)
When: Saturday, Nov. 28, 3 p.m.
Where: Tucker Coliseum, Russellville
Radio/Internet: KCJC 102.3 FM/www.arkansastechsports.com
Series: MSSU leads 18-7

About the Wonder Boys: Arkansas Tech has been idle since a 70-69 win at Northwestern Oklahoma State University last Saturday. Junior guard Tyler Corley scored a season-high 22 points in the win. He was 14-of-20 at the free throw line. The Wonder Boys lead the Great American Conference in rebound margin (+7.0 rebounds per game). Junior guard Marquis Yates is Tech’s leading scorer (15.3 points per game).

About the Lions: Senior guard Taevaunn Prince (24.4 points per game) ranks second in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association in scoring and among the top 20 scorers in NCAA Division II. He has scored 20 or more points in each of Missouri Southern’s five games this season. The Lions are shooting 40 percent (36-of-90) from 3-point range.