Men Take Down Ouachita, 79-53
February 5, 2012
Thomas Davis scores 28 points and pulls down 12 rebounds as Southwestern Oklahoma State University improves its record to 12-7 on the year with an easy victory over visiting Ouachita Baptist.
Thomas Davis had 28 points and 12 rebounds to lead SWOSU to victory.
The Bulldogs got 28 points and 12 rebounds from Thomas Davis and improved their overall record to 12-7 on the year and 4-6 in Great American Conference play. SWOSU will have a short rest before resuming play Monday at home with former in-state conference foe Northeastern State University. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m. in Rankin Williams Fieldhouse.
Davis was dominating in the middle using his quickness to get past any defender Ouachita threw at him. He finished the game making seven-of-11 from the field and was 14-of-21 from the free throw line. It was the seventh time this season that he has led SWOSU in both scoring and rebounding in the same game.
SWOSU made its statement early limiting Ouachita to only one basket during the game’s first 10 minutes. Zac Howe’s three-point shot put SWOSU ahead 16-2. The Bulldogs added one more point to their margin at half when Jordan Franz swished home a three-pointer at the buzzer to give SWOSU a 35-20 lead.
The Bulldogs did not let up in the second half growing the margin to 20 points four minutes into the half when Chase Elliott swished a pair of free throws making it 57-37. The biggest margin was 31 when Franz again converted a long-distance three to put SWOSU ahead 79-48 with 1:29 to play.
Davis was joined in double figures by Ryan Donahoe who had 12 points and six assists. Howe also added 11 for the Bulldogs.
Emmanuel Engulu led Ouachita Baptist with 11 points. He was the only player to reach double figures for the Tigers who fell to 11-9 and 4-6 in league play with the loss.
SWOSU ended the game making 24-of-46 shots for 52%. The Bulldogs were 11-of-25 for 44% from three-point distance for 44% and 21-of-28 for 75% from the line. SWOSU out rebounded Ouachita by a 32-27 margin and forced the Tigers into six more turnovers (20 to 14).