The top returners for Southeastern are Ronay English and Bailey Welch, who each tallied 10 points per game.
The Lady Tigers and the Savage Storm have played each other every season since the 1982-83 campaign. Southeastern currently holds a 34-28 advantage in the series, with ECU having one the last meeting.
This Thursday’s game is the annual Blackout Game. Fans are encouraged to wear black in support of ECU, as both the men’s and women’s basketball teams will be wearing their road black jerseys. The first 200 fans will receive a free Blackout t-shirt, courtesy of Patriot Ford and Valley View Regional Hospital.
The Lady Tigers were on a roll, winning nine-straight games from Dec. 1, 2012-Jan. 12, 2013. The winning streak is the second longest in school history. The longest winning streak in school history is 13 games from Jan. 18, 1989 to Feb. 28, 1989.
The Lady Tigers will finish out the week on the road, with a Saturday, Jan. 26 game at Harding. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m. The game marks the start of the second half of GAC play.
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The East Central University men’s basketball team will continue a rich battle with Southeastern Oklahoma State, when the Savage Storm comes to the Kerr Activities Center, Thursday, Jan. 24 for a 7:30 p.m. contest. Besides being a game between arch rivals it is also the annual Blackout Game at ECU.
Southeastern is 10-5 overall and 6-3 in the Great American Conference this season after winning their last game at home, 82-78, against Southern Nazarene.
The Savage Storm has three players that are averaging double-digit point totals and account for 53 percent of the team’s rebounding. All three have grabbed over 100 rebounds, with the next highest total on the team being 55.