Wonder Boys, Patriots Meet for First Time Since 2009

Arkansas Tech University and Baptist Bible College will meet in men’s basketball for the first time in more than a decade on Saturday, Nov. 30.

ATU Wonder Boys (3-2) vs. Baptist Bible Patriots (6-2)
When: Saturday, Nov. 30, 2 p.m.
Where: Tucker Coliseum, Russellville
Radio/Internet: KCJC 102.3 FM/www.arkansastechsports.com
Series: ATU leads 2-1

About the Wonder Boys: Arkansas Tech defeated Baptist Bible 116-48 in their most recent meeting on Nov. 23, 2009. Brandon Friedel scored 19 points to lead the Wonder Boys to the fourth victory in what became a 25-game winning streak to begin the 2009-10 season. The 2019-20 ATU men’s basketball team is led in scoring by junior guard R.J. Glasper (17.4 points per game), sophomore guard Dillon Gooding (17 points per game) and senior forwards Ramses Sandifer (13.4 points per game) and Devante Foster (12 points per game).

About the Patriots: Baptist Bible College was founded in 1950 in Springfield, Mo. The Patriots compete in the Association of Christian College Athletics. Baptist Bible has won its last four regular season games, including a 73-68 triumph over Calvary University on Tuesday. Darin Meinders is in his first season as the Patriots’ head coach. He was 538-212 with two state championships during a 26-year head coaching career in high school basketball. Meinders was inducted into the Missouri Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame in April.