Siloam Springs, Ark. (February 23, 2008) - JBU men’s basketball lost 72-49 to Northwestern Okla. State on Saturday afternoon in front of a packed house during JBU’s Parent’s Weekend.
Termaine Snyder and Brandon Brown had 17 each for NOSU (16-9, 12-8). Also contributing was Marques Surrell with 12.
Sophomore Davaughn Jackson, starting in place of injured big man Joel Tesis, had a game high 20 points and six rebounds in the losing effort for JBU. Junior Wes Brown added 14.
JBU (9-19, 2-18) struggled from the jump only nailing nine first half field goals which lead to a 33-23 halftime deficit.
In the second stanza, JBU still couldn’t find their shooting touch managing to hit only seven second half field goals, five coming from Jackson. NOSU, meanwhile, continued to score in flurries, slowly increasing their lead as time elapsed.
The Golden Eagles only hit 37% (16-43) including a grim 11% (2-18) from 3-point land. The Rangers peppered the nets drilling 60% (30-50) of their shots including 50% (9-18) from downtown. The Rangers also forced JBU to commit 17 turnovers while only committing nine. In the rebounding column, JBU came out on top 27-24.
Closing out the regular season next week, the Golden Eagles travel to Shawnee, Okla. to take on St. Gregory’s Thursday at 8 p.m. Then they’ll return home on Saturday to finish up the regular season against Okla. Baptist at 3 p.m.