UAM Hoops Wrap Up Season Against Muleriders, Wonder Boys

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MONTICELLO – The University of Arkansas-Monticello’s men’s basketball team is set to conclude the 2014-15 season with a road trip to Southern Arkansas tonight followed by a home game against Arkansas Tech Saturday.

tv Sports reflection 10dbTonight’s game at SAU is set to tipoff at 7:30 p.m. in Magnolia. Saturday’s season finale against Arkansas Tech is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. inside Steelman Field House. Saturday is Senior Day, and there will be a ceremony immediately following the conclusion of the women’s game to honor UAM’s three student-athletes participating in their final collegiate contests.

Both games can be heard on the UAM Sports Network at KHBM-FM 93.7 in Monticello and online at uamsports.com. Links to live audio, live video and live stats can be accessed at http://www.uamsports.com/coverage.aspx.

The Weevils (7-16, 3-15 Great American Conference) lost to SAU and Tech earlier in the season, falling to the Muleriders 92-89 at home on January 22 and dropping a road game against the Wonder Boys by a final score of 76-63 in Russellville on January 3.

UAM has three active scorers averaging double-digits, led by senior Sharif Hudson with an average of 15.5 points per game. Hudson also leads the Weevils in rebounding with an average of 6.7 per contest.

Juniors Richard Benedyth and Jamal Peterson follow Hudson at 13.5 and 12.6 points per game, respectively.

In addition to Sharif Hudson, UAM will also honor D’Audrio Patton and Eli Alexander during Saturday’s senior day ceremony. Hudson and Patton are both wrapping up two-year careers in the Green and White, while Alexander is finishing his first and only season in Monticello.

Southern Arkansas welcomes the Weevils to Magnolia with a 14-10 overall record and a 10-8 mark in GAC games. The Muleriders are led in scoring by Jaron Davis, who ranks fourth in the GAC with an average of 16.3 points per game. SAU has lost its last four games and has dropped to third place in the league after holding the top spot in the GAC standings for most of the season.

Arkansas Tech hosts Harding tonight with an even 13-13 overall record and a 9-9 mark conference games. The Wonder Boys have won four of their last five games, including a 77-76 win on a buzzer-beater over Southeastern Oklahoma State on the road this past Saturday. Mike Balogun is Tech’s lone double-digit scorer, averaging 14.3 points per outing.

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