Weevils Seek First Road Win

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MONTICELLO – The University of Arkansas-Monticello’s men’s basketball travels to Arkadelphia for the second time this season seeking to even its road record with a Saturday matchup against Ouachita Baptist University.

Tipoff is set for 3 p.m. inside the Bill Vining Arena. The game can be heard on the UAM Sports Network at KHBM-FM 93.7 in Monticello and online at uamsports.com. Links to live stats and live audio can be found at http://www.uamsports.com/coverage.aspx.

tv Sports reflection 10dbThe Weevils enter the contest with an even 3-3 overall record and a 1-3 mark in Great American Conference games following its most recent game, a 71-68 victory over Harding at home last Saturday. UAM has only played one road game this year, not counting exhibition contests. The Weevils fell to Henderson State 63-51 two Thursdays ago in Arkadelphia.

UAM ranks sixth in the GAC in scoring (73.3 points per game) and fifth in points allowed (69.2 per game). The Weevils rank second in the league in rebound margin (+3.7), first in blocked shots (5.3 per game) and third in turnover margin (+3.33).

Individually, UAM has three players averaging double-digit points, led by senior Sharif Hudson at 17.7 per game, which ranks fifth in the GAC. Junior Jamal Peterson follows at 11.7 points per game, and senior Cameron Blue is adding an average of 10.3 per outing. Blue leads the GAC in blocked shots with an average of 2.3 per game.

In addition to his scoring numbers, Hudson also leads the team in rebounding and ranks eighth in the league with an average of 6.8 per contest. He also ranks third in the league in free throw percentage and second in steals.

Ouachita enters the game with an overall record of 5-2 and a 1-1 mark in GAC games. Most recently, the Tigers are coming off a 75-59 road loss to Southern Arkansas last Saturday. Two Thursdays ago, Ouachita beat Arkansas Tech 64-57 on the road.

The Tigers currently lead the GAC in scoring at 82.4 points per game, while ranking fourth in points allowed at 68.6 per outing. OBU ranks in the top five of 14 different GAC stat categories, including leading the league in scoring margin (+13.9), field goal percentage (.393), rebound margin (+4.4), steals (10 per game) and turnover margin (+7.29).

Tirrell Brown leads the Tigers and ranks second in the GAC in scoring with an average of 20.2 points per game. He leads the league in field goal percentage, making shots at a clip of just 80 percent. The Tigers have three others averaging at least 10 points per outing – Justin McCleary at 13.1, Colt Fason at 11.7 and Micah Delph at 10.0.

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