Men Beaten by Southeastern, 92-68
January 26, 2012
Southwestern Oklahoma State University gets 25 points from Thomas Davis but are unable to stay with the hot-shooting visitors and fall to 11-6 overall on the season.
Thomas Davis scored 25 points to lead SWOSU.
WEATHERFORD, Okla. – Southwestern Oklahoma State University stumbled out of the starting blocks and never got itself righted before falling 92-68 to visiting Southeastern Oklahoma State University in a men’s basketball game Thursday in Weatherford.
The loss dropped SWOSU to 11-6 on the year and 3-5 in Great American Conference play. SOSU, which had lost the last six meetings in Weatherford, improved to 6-13 and 2-5 in league play.
The Bulldogs, who were playing without their outside sharp shooter Marin Zelalija, had a difficult time keeping pace with their red-hot opponents. SOSU’s Zac Downing had 27 points including going six-for-11 from three-point distance and Southeastern as a team was 56% (10-of-18) from the arch.
The Bulldogs got 25 points from Thomas Davis but little else. Only one other player, Filip Toric, reached double figures for SWOSU with 10.
SWOSU will next play at home Thursday, Feb. 2 against Henderson State. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
SWOSU found itself down 13 at 24-11 after just six minutes of play. Toric’s basket at the 6:53 mark brought the Bulldogs within nine at 31-22 but the Savage Storm bounced back in front taking 43-28 lead at the break.
The Bulldogs twice got within 13 points on four different occasions. The last of which came at the 11:40 mark when Davis made two free throws to trim the visitor’s lead to 59-46.
SWOSU made two baskets during the game’s final four minutes – both long range jumpers by Aleksa Rovic. Southeastern scored the game’s final eight points to end with its biggest margin, 24 points, at the buzzer.
SWOSU shot an even 50% making 23-of-46 attempts from the floor. The Bulldogs were even better from long distance making eight-of-15 shots for 54%. SWOSU was outrebounded by four (28-24) and committed twice as many turnovers as its opponent (13 to 6).