Weevils Travel to Southeastern, Host CBC

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MONTICELLO – The University of Arkansas-Monticello’s men’s basketball team is looking to snap a three-game losing streak with a pair of games this week, traveling to Southeastern Oklahoma State for a Thursday night Great American Conference matchup before hosting Central Baptist College on Saturday.

tv Sports reflection 10dbThursday’s tipoff at Southeastern is slated for 7:30 p.m. at the Bloomer Sullivan Arena in Durant, Oklahoma. 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 video, live audio and live stats can be found at http://www.uamsports.com/coverage.aspx.

The Weevils enter the weekend with a 3-6 overall record and a 1-5 mark in GAC games following a 76-63 loss at Arkansas Tech this past Saturday. UAM is still in search of its first road victory of the season. The Weevils currently rank sixth in the GAC in scoring at 72 points per game and 10th in scoring defense at 75.3 points allowed per game.

Senior Sharif Hudson leads the Weevils and ranks seventh in the GAC in scoring with an average of 15.7 points per game. The Pensacola, Florida native also leads the team in rebounding (6.3 per game), assists and steals. Junior Jamal Peterson and senior D’Audrio Patton also average double-digits in scoring at 13.1 and 10 points per game, respectively.

Southeastern holds a 6-7 overall record and a 2-3 mark in GAC games following a 61-60 loss to Southwestern Oklahoma State at home this past Saturday. That loss snapped a three-game winning streak for Southeastern, which included a 69-66 victory over Division I Tulsa.

The Savage Storm ranks fifth in the GAC in scoring at 74.6 points per game and eighth in scoring defense 71.5 points allowed per contest. Southeastern currently tops the GAC’s field goal defense category, holding its opponents to 39.8 shooting throughout its 13 games so far.

Danny Powell leads Southeastern and ranks fifth in the GAC with an average of 16.2 points per game. Taylor and Sami Bzai also hold double-digit scoring at 13.8 and 12.2 points per game, respectively.

Saturday’s non-conference game against Central Baptist gets underway at 2 p.m. at Steelman Field House. It is UAM’s first game at home since December 6 and is the first of four straight home games. CBC is 4-6 overall this season.

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