Men Complete Sweep of NSU
February 6, 2012
Thomas Davis scores 17 points and has 11 rebounds as Southwestern Oklahoma State University comes away with a 69-54 victory over visiting Northeastern State University.
Thomas Davis led SWOSU in scoring and rebounding against NSU.
WEATHERFORD, Okla. – Southwestern Oklahoma State University completed its season sweep of Northeastern State University defeating the visiting RiverHawks by a 69-54 margin Monday night in Weatherford. The Bulldogs were already owners of a 75-71 overtime victory against NSU from earlier this year. The win was SWOSU’s eighth straight against the RiverHawks in Weatherford.
Thomas Davis had game-high 17 points and 11 rebounds as the Bulldogs improved their record to 13-7 on the year. Davis has now led the team in scoring and rebounding four consecutive games.
NSU, which dropped to 5-17 with the loss, was led by Ethan Anderson with 22 points.
SWOSU forged a lead it would not relinquish after the game’s first 10 minutes. Zack Howe swished a three-point shot giving the Bulldogs a 20-17 lead with 9:29 to play. The Bulldogs grew the margin to nine before taking a 31-24 lead into the halftime break after Jordan Franz’s hit a free throw with three seconds left on the clock.
SWOSU quickly built a double-digit lead in the early moments of the second half. NSU closed briefly to within nine, but SWOSU scored eight consecutive points and when Davis converted a three-point play the Bulldogs were up 51-37 with 8:33 to play.
SWOSU had two leads of 18, the last of which came on a three-pointer by Kenyan Borders with just 28 seconds to play, giving the Bulldogs a 69-51 edge.
Borders had 13 points to join Davis in double figures while teammate Ryan Donahoe added 10.
SWOSU finished the game making 19-of-43 attempts for 44% and were six-of-15 for 40% from three-point distance. SWOSU was 25-of-36 from the line and ended the game making 16 more foul shots than their opponents.
NSU made 42% of its attempts from the field making 18-of-43 shots. The RiverHawks were nine-of-18 (50%) from three-point distance and nine-of-15 (60%) from the foul line.
The Bulldogs will next play in back-to-back road games at Arkansas Tech on Thursday before concluding with a matchup with Harding on Saturday afternoon.