Men ready for Top 25 battle

Siloam Springs, Arkansas (February 2, 2012) — The Golden Eagles will play No.15 Southern Nazarene University on Thursday night at 8 p.m. in the Bill George Arena.  On Saturday, the Golden Eagles will face the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma at 5p.m.

ABOUT THE GOLDEN EAGLES:  The Eagles are currently fifth in the Sooner Athletic Conference after beating No. 4 Oklahoma Baptist 78-71. 

Senior forward Adrian Miller is currently JBU’s leading scorer with 14.68 ppg followed by junior guard Coleson Rakestraw with 12.46 ppg.  Senior forward Andy Garcia is leading the Eagles in rebounds with 6.90 rpg followed by Miller with 5.82 rpg.    Miller was named SAC Player of the Week for Jan. 23-29.  He shot 67 percent for the week and averaged 18.5 during that time as well.  The team as a whole averages 78.55 ppg while holding their opponents to 65.00 ppg.  JBU is currently first in the division in total defensive rebounds with 27.273 and in 3-point percentage with 43.6 percent.  They are also second in total rebound margin with 10.591. 

ABOUT THE SNU CRIMSON STORM:  The Storm are currently tied for the top seed in the SAC and have a season of 17-5, 10-4 in conference.  They won their last game against Lubbock Christian with a final score of 68-64.  Junior guard Ryan Aaron is SNU’s leading scorere with 15.33 ppg followed by senior guard Daniel White with 14.00 ppg.  Seniot forward Horace McGloster is the team’s leading rebounder with 7.05 rpg followed by White with 5.52 rpg.  SNU currently averages 76.73 ppg as a team while holding their opponents to 63.27 ppg.  The Storm are first in division 3-point field goal percent defensively with 25.8 percent.

ABOUT THE USAO DROVERS:  The Drovers have a season record of 12-8, 8-6 in conference and are sixth in the SAC.  Their leading scorer is senior forward Kyle Hunt with 18.05 ppg followed by junior guard Phillip Harris with 11.32 ppg.  Hunt is also USAO’s leading rebounder with 10.21 ppg followed by freshman guard Benjamin Berry with 5.63 rpg.  As a team, USAO averages 74.80 ppg while holding their opponents to 72.40 ppg. 

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