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January 25, 2020

Waxahachie, TX- Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) welcomed fellow Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC) member Langston University to the Sheaffer Center on Saturday afternoon. SAGU (15-3, 7-3) won an overtime thriller over Langston (11-8, 4-6) by the score of 97-94.

Nyk Mason scored 49 points in the overtime win against Langston

Top Performers

  • Nyk Mason ( Frisco, TX ) had a season-high in points scoring 49 points.
  • Kentton Williams ( SR/Levelland, TX ) returned to the SAGU lineup and added 19 points and 9 rebounds.
  • Williams and Noah Boling ( FR/Van Alstyne, TX ) tied for the lead in assists with 4 each.
  • SAGU narrowly won the rebounding battle 38-36.
  • SAGU shot 55% (33-60) from the field including 33% (4-12) from behind the arc.
  • The Lions won the game at the free-throw line shooting 77% (27-35). Mason (16-17), from the charity stripe, made more free throws than Langston attempted.

Lions Review

  • The teams traded baskets for the first six minutes of the game until SAGU went on a 10-0 run to make it 22-12.with 10:00 left.
  • Langston cut the deficit in half (22-16) with 8:37 left.
  • SAGU answered with another 10-3 run to push the lead to 32-19 with 4:45 left in the first half.
  • Langston slowly found their way back into it as they chipped away at the lead. They found themselves down 37-31 with 1:52 left in the half.
  • The margin would stay at six as SAGU took a 40-34 lead into halftime.
  • Mason scored two quick buckets as SAGU maintained a 44-36 advantage.
  • Langston was had trouble cutting the lead down until they finally broke through and got it to 59-54 with under 10 minutes remaining.
  • Mason was the man down the stretch as he seemed to will himself to the basket or the free throw line scoring 7 of the next 9 SAGU points.
  • It was all tied up at 76-76 and again at 80-80. Langston took the lead 82-80 until Mason tied it again sending the game into overtime.
  • The teams went back and forth exchanging the lead during overtime, but it was Mason, who scored 11 of 13 points in overtime, who gave SAGU just enough to pull out the win 97-94.

What’s Next

SAGU (15-3, 7-3) will now hit the road for three straight games. The first contest will be against Oklahoma Panhandle State University on January 30 th at 7:45 pm.

As a leading Christian university, SAGU educates and prepares individuals who want to serve Christ and others. SAGU helps students discover and develop their God-given callings in a Spirit-empowered, learning community.

We believe in affordable tuition, made possible in part through the financial support of donors who embrace the mission of SAGU and the importance of affordable, accredited programs to train Christians for leadership in ministry, business, education, and service.

Most majors are available in-person in Waxahachie, TX, and online through a wide range of associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

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