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Bisons, Wonderboys vie for top spot

Bisons, Wonderboys vie for top spot

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - Tucker Coliseum will host its first match-up of nationally-ranked men’s basketball teams this season when Arkansas Tech and Harding meet tonight (Thursday, Jan. 27) with first place in the Gulf South Conference West Division up for grabs.

The nationally 23rd-ranked Wonder Boys (13-3 overall, 4-0 GSC) and the nationally 19th-ranked Bisons (15-2, 5-0) will begin their 124th all-time meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Tickets will be available at the door. Those with a valid Tech identification card will be admitted free.

Arkansas Tech returned to the NCAA Division II top 25 this week on the strength of a seven-game winning streak. The Wonder Boys are 4-0 in the GSC for a fourth consecutive year.

Harding has achieved its highest national ranking since joining NCAA Division II in 1995-96, and the Bisons have their best record after 17 games ever.

Bisons place fourth in coaches' poll

Bisons place fourth in coaches' poll

SEARCY, Ark. - The Harding baseball team was selected fourth in the Gulf South Conference West Division Pre-Season Coaches' Poll, released Tuesday by the conference office.

Harding received 27 points in the poll, which tied Ouachita Baptist for fourth place. The Bisons had one third-place vote, four fourth-place votes and two fifth-place votes.

Last season, Harding was 9-11 in GSC West Division play and finished fifth. Southern Arkansas is the preseason favorite with 47 points in the poll. The Muleriders received five of eight first-place votes. Delta State was second with 45 points, and Arkansas Tech was third with 35 points. The top four teams from each Division advance to the GSC Tournament in Millington, Tenn., in May.

West Florida received four of six first-place votes and is the East Division favorite. The Argos had 24 points in the poll.