With six Great American Conference games remaining on the schedule, Southeastern kicks off an all-important two-game road swing to face Northwestern Oklahoma State at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 13 in Alva, Okla., and Southwestern Oklahoma State at 4 p.m. on Feb. 15 in Weatherford, Okla.
The number of league games remaining becomes a more important number for the Savage Storm who find themselves tied with Ouachita Baptist for the eighth and final spot in the GAC Tournament.
SE is 6-13 overall on the season and 4-10 in league play, but with a run to end the season could still climb into the top-four heading into the postseason.
The Storm is coming off a narrow 82-79 loss to Southern Arkansas which followed a 74-62 win over Arkansas-Monticello.
Southeastern will continue to turn to Urald King who is averaging 15.9 ppg to lead a trio of double-digit averages. King is shooting 57.8 percent from the field and nearly averages a double-double with 9.4 rebounds per outing.
He is joined in double-figures by Taylor Smaller who is averaging 11.4 ppg and John Balwigaire who is adding 10.2 per outing. Smaller also leads the team in assists with 4.0 per game.
The Storm will be looking to avenge a pair of earlier losses on this road trip, dropping a 75-67 decision to NWOSU and a brutal 72-70 loss to SWOSU which was decided on a Bulldog bucket with two seconds to play.
The Rangers enter Thursday night's meeting with an 8-12 record overall and a 5-9 mark in league play, but are coming off an 80-68 loss at Arkansas Tech.
Bruce Wright leads the team with 4.6 ppg, while Adrian Motley joins him in double-digits at 10.2 per game.
Wright also leads the team in rebounds at 6.5 per game, while Brandon Wooley is dishing out a team-best 2.5 assists per game.
The Bulldogs are losers of three-straight but are 12-8 overall and 9-5 in GAC play.
They are paced by Rod Camphor who is scoring 17.0 ppg, while Gary Inglett is adding 14.9 and Trent Washington is chipping in 12.2 per game,
Inglett leads the team in rebounds with 8.0 per game, while Kenyan Borders is dishing out a team-high 2.9 assists per contest.