SWOSU Men End Losing Streak, Beat Southeastern 65-47
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The Bulldogs lost 2-straight coming into tonight’s matchup against Southeastern and came out on fire to start the game. At one point in the 1st half, the Dawgs jumped out to a 9-point lead, but the Savage Storm slowly chipped away and cut that lead down to 4 at the half, 30-26.
SWOSU shot 46.2% from the floor and 40% from 3-point land. The Dawgs held Southeastern to 34.5% in the first half and despite being smaller in stature, outrebounded them by 1, 16-15.
2nd half began with SWOSU jumping out to a 37-26 with 18-minutes remaining in the ball game. SEOSU couldn’t keep up and fell behind 16-points with 14:30 to go. Southeastern’s Kellen Manek sparked a few buckets and kept his defense in check and brought that lead to single digits at the 11:35 mark.
At the under 8-minute media timeout, SWOSU’s 16-point lead was cut to just 2-points as the Bulldogs would go scoreless for almost 4-minutes until a free throw from Kamden Gipson tied the ball game up at 47 with 5:46 remaining. He would continue to make plays, including a tough floater to extend the SWOSU lead to 4-points at the final media timeout.
SWOSU would ride Tauriawn Knight and Gipson the rest of the way to extend their lead to double digits and finish the game up by 12, 65-47 and improve their record to 6-4 in GAC play.
Their next game is set for 4:00 pm on Saturday in Ada, Okla. against the Tigers of East Central.
Postgame interview with Terry Evans, Head Coach of the Bulldogs is here. Click the link below.