Savage Storm Looks to Stay Atop GAC

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern will looking to maintain its early Great American Conference lead when it heads west for a two-game conference road trip to Southwestern Oklahoma State and Northwestern Oklahoma State on Jan. 10 and 12.

The Savage Storm will make its first stop in Weatherford, Okla., to face SWOSU at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday before continuing on to Alva, Okla., for a 4 p.m. meeting with NWOSU on Saturday.

SE comes into the weekend with a 9-3 mark overall on the season and currently sits atop the GAC standings with a 5-1 record. Southeastern is also enjoying a five-game winning streak dating back to the beginning of December.

The Storm is coming off a 67-61 win over Arkansas-Monticello in its last outing.

In that game, Chris Roussell led all scorers with 19 points, while Travis Timmons and Steven Kohli pitched in 15 and 14 points, respectively.

Mateus Oliveira pulled down a game-high 13 rebounds to lead the way on the glass, while Timmons dished out seven assists to pace all players in that category.

Roussell paces the squad in scoring on the season at 15.6 ppg, while Kohli is at 12.1 ppg.

Roussell also leads a trio atop the rebounding column with 7.5 rpg, while Oliveira is at 7.4 and Kohli is at 7.1.

Timmons effectively guides the offense with a GAC best 6.8 assist per game, which is good for top-10 in the nation.

SWOSU comes into Thursday' meeting with a 4-7 mark overall on the season and a 3-2 league record. They have dropped their last two contests, both GAC games.

Dominick Cornelius leads a trio of double-digit scorers for the Bulldogs at 12.6 ppg, while Thomas Davis and Marin Zelalija chip in 12.5 and 11.3 ppg, respectively.

Daivs is the team's top rebounder at 5.3 rpg, while Ryan Donahoe is dishing out a team-high 5.5 assists per game.

NWOSU is also 4-7 coming into the weekend and 2-3 in league play in the midst of a three-game losing streak, all to conference foes.

Jonathan Freemyer leads the team with 16.5 ppg, while Daryl Glover is pitching in 15.1 ppg.

Freemyer and Bruce Wright lead the team in rebounding with 6.2 rpg each, while Glover's 3.8 assists per game leads the Rangers in that category.

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