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Wonder Boys Quiet the Savage Storm 79-61

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Arkansas Tech held Southeastern Oklahoma State without a made field goal for more than 13 minutes in the first half and cruised to a 79-61 Great American Conference men's basketball win at Tucker Coliseum in Russellville on Thursday night.

The Wonder Boys (11-3 overall, 3-1 GAC) did not allow the Savage Storm to make a field goal between the 19:03 and 5:55 marks of the first half.

That allowed Arkansas Tech to go on a 23-4 run and build a 25-7 lead with 9:03 left in the opening period.

"I thought we did a good job of getting into the passing lanes and pressuring the basketball," said Wonder Boys head coach Doug Karleskint. "They came in with the most turnovers in the conference. We wanted to exploit that."

The Wonder Boys forced Southeastern Oklahoma State into 27 turnovers and finished with a 28-4 edge in points off turnovers.

Arkansas Tech held a 43-24 lead at halftime and its lead never dipped below 14 points in the second half.

Johnie Davis led the Wonder Boys with 19 points, 15 of which came in the first half. Will Paul had 14 points and five rebounds, while Jeremy Hoard notched 12 points.

Zac Downing scored 14 points for the Savage Storm (5-12, 1-4).

The Wonder Boys will visit Henderson State for a 4 p.m. GAC game at the Duke Wells Center in Arkadelphia on Saturday, Jan. 21.

That contest can be heard on KWKK 100.9 FM.

Click here to access an Internet stream of the broadcast.

Click here to learn more about Arkansas Tech men's basketball.

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