Oklahoma Baptist – Men's Basketball Notes
Oklahoma Baptist (8-6, 7-1) vs. Southern Nazarene (13-3, 6-2)
Oklahoma Baptist is 8-6 overall and 7-1 GAC, tied with Southern Arkansas for first…Have won four straight after 4-6 start…The Bison are 5-2 at home this season where they have lost twice – Rogers State (82-80) and Central Oklahoma (77-74).
Southern Nazarene is 13-3 overall and 6-2 GAC, tied with Arkansas-Monticello for third…SNU has won three of its last four with only a 84-75 loss at Arkansas Tech in that stretch.
SNU was 27-3 last season, 13-1 in GAC where they won both the regular-season and tournament titles. The Crimson Storm were beaten 81-68 by St. Cloud State in the first round of the NCAA Division II Regional Tournament…Jhonathan Dunn returns and was named to the NABC All Region team after averaging 19 points per game last year.
Oklahoma Baptist – Jason Eaker (Texas-Pan American) 8-6 (57.1%), First season
Southern Nazarene – Adam Bohac (Nebraska) 213-111 (64.9%), 11th season
Teams are meeting for the 103rd time…OBU has 59-43 series advantage…SNU has won all six games since both teams became NCAA II…OBU's last win in the series was 74-70 in 2012.
SNU held on for an 83-80 victory in Shawnee on Feb. 13, 2018…Jhonathan Dunn had 30 points to lead all scorers while OBU's Harrison Stoddart had 16 points for the Bison.
OBU was an easy 99-63 winners at Arkansas Tech on Saturday. Brantly Thompson scored 19 points while making seven-of-nine from the floor, including five-of-six from three-point range.
SNU was 85-60 winners at Harding on Saturday. Noah Starkey had 24 points as the Crimson Storm finished the game making 30-of-60 (50.0%) shots from the field.
OBU KEY STATS
Oklahoma Baptist ranks first in the GAC in scoring, averaging 84.0 ppg, four points more than second-place SWOSU…The Bison are 6-1 in games which they score 80 or more points.
Antonio Wade leads the team in scoring (16.1 ppg.), assists (78), steals (15) and three-point accuracy (46.9)…He has scored in double figures 13-of-14 games, including 12 in-a-row.
Dishon Lowery is averaging 14.5 points and 5.5 rebounds over the last two games…He leads the team in double-doubles with four (Northeastern, Southeastern, East Central and Central)
Brantly Thompson is averaging 19.5 points in the last two games…He leads team in three pointers with 28 and has made at least one in 13-of-14 games, including 10 in-a-row
SNU KEY STATS
SNU is fourth in the GAC in scoring, averaging 79.5…They are 10-0 when they score 80 or better.
Jhonathan Dunn leads SNU in scoring (18.0 ppg) and three-pointers (38) which rank him third in the GAC behind ATU's Will Adler (54) and ECU's Camron Talley (42)
SNU's Micah Speight leads the GAC in assists with 95, 16 more than second-place A.J. Glasper of ATU…Speight has had a league-high 13 assists in a win over Henderson State.