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Wonder Boys to Host Thanksgiving Classic

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www.arkansastechsports.com. About the Wonder Boys: Arkansas Tech snapped a three-game losing streak with a 66-64 victory over previously undefeated Cameron University on Tuesday night. Tyler Friedel made the game-winning jump shot with 1.6 seconds remaining as Chad Kline earned his first home win as the Wonder Boys' head coach. Arkansas Tech went 1-1 last season against the teams it will face this weekend. The Wonder Boys dropped a 96-89 decision to Southwest Baptist on Nov. 9, 2013. SBU made 18-of-35 3-point attempts in the win. Arkansas Tech defeated Northeastern State 73-68 on Nov. 29, 2013. Darrick Little paced the Wonder Boys that evening with 21 points. About the RiverHawks: Northeastern State is under the direction of first-year head coach Jason Tinsley, who previously served as the head women's basketball coach at NCAA Division III member Louisiana College. The RiverHawks enter the weekend on a two-game losing skid. They suffered a 100-89 loss at Harding University on Nov. 18 and an 86-40 setback at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith on Tuesday. Junior guard Demone Harrison (16.3 points per game) and senior guard Michael Harmon (14.3 points per game) are Northeastern State's leading scorers. About the Tigers: Ouachita Baptist is off to its first 3-0 start since the 2011-12 season. Junior forward Tirrell Brown (21.5 points per game), sophomore guard Justin McCleary (17.3 points per game) and senior forward Colt Fason (14.3 points per game) are the Tigers' leading scorers. This weekend will mark Ouachita Baptist's first games away from home this season. The Tigers were 9-17 overall and failed to qualify for the Great American Conference Tournament in 2013-14. About the Bearcats: Southwest Baptist started the season with a three-game losing streak, but the Bearcats have bounced back thanks to consecutive wins over Maryville University and William Jewell College. SBU has a new head coach this season in Clark Sheehy. He was previously the head men's basketball coach at John Brown University. Junior guard Daymond Cowlah (14.2 points per game) and senior guard Menas Stephens (11.4 points per game) are the Bearcats' leading scorers.]]>