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Waxahachie, Texas – March 1, 2017- The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) men’s basketball team will be advancing in the Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC) tournament thanks to their 76-66 win over John Brown University .  This was the first round in the SAC tournament .

Coming into the game, each team was 1-1 in the series.  SAGU had lost to the Golden Eagles on January 12, 2017.  That was one of SAGU’s three home loses.  Tuesday night’s tie-breaker game ended JBU’s season.

From the get-go, the game was decidedly in SAGU’s favor.  SAGU’s Keyunta Watkins started the game off with a steal and followed up with a made three pointer.  With 6:50 left in the first half, Watkins struck again, making a three pointer and giving SAGU the 10 point lead.

From that point, JBU went on a 10-2 run, coming within two points.  With less a minute left, SAGU’s Adrian Palacios sank a basket in the paint to give the Lions the 32-26 lead at halftime.

“It was good to see us hold our composure and stop a couple of their runs,” explains Head Coach Donnie Bostwick , “Our defense has played a key role in our teams improvement and finish this season. It will play a key role in our ability to make a run deep into the post season as well.”

Five minutes into the second half SAGU was able to gain the double digit lead and keep it for the remainder of the game.

SAGU’s Josh Williams scored 16 points and had 10 rebounds. Keyunta Watkins scored 14 points, Kentton Williams scored 13 points, Isaak Rowe added 12 points and seven rebounds.

JBU’s Ricky Roberts and Marquis Waller each scored 16 points for the Golden Eagles.

Next, SAGU will play Oklahoma City University on Friday, March 3, 2017.  Game time is scheduled to start 20 minutes after game one, which has a start time of 6pm. OCU is currently 20-9.  The team’s matched up last week and SAGU beat the Stars 75-58.

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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