ALVA – Four players scored double figures and combined for 58 points, as Northwestern Oklahoma State upset No. 12 Southern Nazarene on Monday afternoon by an 84-77 mark.
Southern Nazarene led by 10 or more points three separate times in the first half, but the half ended at 37-32 after Daryl Glover nailed a three-pointer with time expiring.
The Rangers came out of the break and used a 9-2 run to go up 44-39. Northwestern held the Crimson Storm off, allowing them to tie the game twice, before holding the lead for the final 10:44.
Both teams hit 11 three-point buckets and the Rangers were outshot 51 percent to 40 percent. Northwestern converted on 23-of-32 free throws, while SNU hit 12-of-21 from the stripe.
Northwestern used 21 SNU turnovers to convert into 27 points, while the Rangers ballhandling was smooth and was guilty of only seven turnovers.
Glover finished with a game-high and personal best of 17 points, hitting two three’s, grabbing six rebounds and dishing out six assists. Jonathan Freemyer and Orren Tims both had 14 points and Marshall Bell hit three treys on his way to 13 points.
Southern Nazarene also had four players in double figures, as A.J. Thomas and C.J. Henry both scored 15 points.
Northwestern (10-4, 4-2) will host Oklahoma City University on Thursday, Jan. 6 at Percefull Fieldhouse in the Rangers third game since Saturday. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m.
Tue, January 4, 2011
by Ryan Hintergardt