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Wonder Boys, Miners Meet Saturday at Tucker

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Arkansas Tech University and Missouri S&T will meet in men's basketball for the first time in almost two decades when they collide in non-conference action at Tucker Coliseum in Russellville on Saturday, Dec. 31.

The Wonder Boys and the Miners have not crossed paths since Missouri S&T escaped Tucker Coliseum with a 69-68 road win over Tech on Dec. 30, 1997.

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

Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys (5-2) vs. Missouri S&T Miners (7-2)
When: Saturday, Dec. 31, 1 p.m.
Where: Tucker Coliseum, Russellville 
Radio/Internet: KCJC 102.3 FM/
Series: Tied 2-2

About the Wonder Boys: Arkansas Tech is 4-0 at home this season. It has won six consecutive non-conference home games dating back to last season. Junior guard Montrell Williams (13.4 points per game), sophomore guard Alex Brown (12.7 points per game), senior forward Bennie Lufile (12.3 points per game) and senior guard Grant Prusator (10.7 points per game) are the Wonder Boys' leading scorers this season.

About the Miners: Missouri S&T has not played a regular season game since dropping a 92-72 decision at Drury University on Dec. 10. The Miners average 91.1 points per game, which ranks 14th in NCAA Division II. Missouri S&T needs one more win to match its total for the entire 2015-16 season, when it finished 8-19. The Miners have not had a winning season since 1996-97.