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Muskogee, Oklahoma – February 5, 2017- On Saturday afternoon, Bacone College upset no. 21 ranked Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) men’s basketball team.  The Warriors topped SAGU 91-86.  Despite the loss, SAGU is still in a four way tie for second place in the Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC) with a 7-5 record.

The Lions have spent the week on the road, beating John Brown University on Thursday.  JBU was a team that topped SAGU earlier in the season.  “It was a week of highs and lows, which continues to be this team’s biggest weakness. At some point this young team is going to have to get a handle on that if we plan on making any noise in the post season,” says head coach Donnie Bostwick .

The game was full of runs.  With six minutes left in the first half, SAGU regained the lead from Bacone after a three pointer made by Keyunta Watkins .  The Lions were able to go on a 16-9 run, taking the 42-33 lead at halftime.

“The first five minutes of the second half has been a thorn in our side and we blew a nine point advantage and gave them confidence during that stretch. It was our worst rebounding performance of the season,” explains Bostwick.

Within the first five minutes of the second half, Bacone was able to take the one point lead.  The score remained close with the small lead going back and forth between the two opponents.

With 7:10 left to play, Bacone’s Brandon Scott hit a three pointer to give the Warriors the lead, which they kept for the remainder of the game.

Senior Keyunta Watkins scored a career-high 43 points against Bacone. Isaak Rowe added 22 points, 10 rebounds and four assists.

Bacone’s Kevin Pritchett scored a season-high 25 points. Mauris Hopkins came off the bench for the Warriors and added 21 points.

Despite the loss, Bostwick acknowledges they are still in a good place, “We are sitting tied for second with six left to play. Most teams would be very happy with that. All we can do is learn and let this motivate us to take care of business at home the next three games.”

On Thursday, February 9, 2017, SAGU will host University of Science & Arts-Oklahoma (12-11 overall and 7-5 SAC).  Game time is at 8pm and will be broadcast live by SAGU Sports Network .

Southwestern Assemblies of God University is a private, Christian university located 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas. The university was established in 1927, and now offers more than 70 associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees on campus or online. More information is available at or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.
Contact: Natalie Tristan, SAGU SID, [email protected]

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