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College Round-Up for Jan. 17

FOOTBALL

Arkansas to play Toledo in 2015

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas will play a nonconference game against Toledo in 2015.

The Rockets announced the game Thursday. It will be played in Razorback Stadium on Sept. 12, 2015.

“We are very pleased to add Arkansas to our 2015 football schedule,” Toledo athletic director Mike O’Brien said. “Arkansas is a program with a long and storied football tradition. We look forward to a great experience in Fayetteville in 2015.”

Toledo is the second known nonconference game on Arkansas’ 2015 schedule. The Razorbacks also will play a home game against Texas Tech on Sept. 19. It has not been determined whether the game — which is the second of a home-and-home series with the Red Raiders — will be played in Fayetteville or Little Rock.

The Rockets — who are in the Mid-American Conference — lost to Florida (24-6) and Missouri (38-23) en route to a 7-5 record in 2013. It was the first time Toledo had played Southeastern Conference opponents.

Former Shiloh standout heads to OBU

ARKADELPHIA — Ouachita Baptist University head football coach Todd Knight announced that former Auburn Tiger Kiehl Frazier has transferred to Ouachita and will play his final year of eligibility for the Ouachita Tigers. Frazier will play alongside his brother Jed Beach, an offensive lineman for the Tigers.

A highly sought-after recruit coming out of Shiloh Christian High School, Frazier was the USA Today National Offensive Player of the Year and a Parade All-American. He led Shiloh Christian to three consecutive Class 4A state championships, earning MVP honors all three seasons.

The Tigers are coming off a 7-3 season that produced 15 All-Great American Conference players, three All-Americans and five All-Super Region 3 players. It was also the sixth consecutive winning season for the Tigers, the longest current streak of any college football program in Arkansas.

Coach Knight said Frazier’s transfer to Ouachita adds to an already strong program.

As a freshman at Auburn, Frazier ranked third on the team with 327 rushing yards. He had a season-high 16 carries for 55 yards and two touchdowns against the Virginia Cavaliers in the Chick-fil-A Bowl. In 2012, he started five games at quarterback for the Tigers.

BASKETBALL

Women’s

Golden Suns take Cotton Blossoms

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. — After a 19-point, nine rebound performance from junior Jacinda Myers-Sanders, a 17-point performance from freshman Anissa Pounds, and an 11-point, ten rebound performance from sophomore Caroline Eubanks, the Arkansas Tech Golden Suns (7-6, 3-4 GAC) defeated the Arkansas-Monticello Cotton Blossoms (5-8, 1-6 GAC) 78-62 Thursday night at Tucker Coliseum.

Jordan Goforth led UAM with 14 points. Nikki Mullen capped the night with 13 points off the bench, and sophomore Tamia Grady rounded out UAM’s double-digit scorers with 10 points.

The Golden Suns will travel to Magnolia on Saturday to play against Southern Arkansas.

Poor shooting plagues Lady Reddies

WEATHERFORD, Okla. — Henderson State began its two game road swing in Oklahoma with a 90-82 loss to Southwestern Oklahoma on Thursday.

Henderson State (9-4, 4-3 GAC) had a difficult shooting night making just 27-of-83 shots from the field for a dismal 32.5 percent.

Beachum’s big game concluded with her second double-double of the season as the senior from Mexia, Texas scored 26 points and grabbed 12 rebounds.

Aungelique Sledge totaled 17 points for the game and hit 4-of-7 3-point field goals.

Jasmine Settles scored a career-best 17 points while Dulincia Keener scored 10 points and completed the double-double with 10 rebounds.

Henderson State will continue its Oklahoma road trip when the Lady Reddie travel to Alva on Saturday to face Northwestern Oklahoma.

Men’s

Second half run falls short as Reddies drop third straight

WEATHERFORD, Okla. — Despite a valiant effort to rally from a double-digit deficit, Henderson State (6-9, 2-5 GAC) dropped its third straight game as Southwestern Oklahoma (9-4, 6-1 GAC) beat the Reddies 79-76 on Thursday.

Five Reddies scored in double-figures with Melvin Haynes leading the way scoring 25 points while hitting 6-of-10 from the 3-point line.

Henderson’s Ronald Lawson scored 13 points and had 9 rebounds, while Kevin Kozan and Smith both totaled 11 points. Deiorvay Johnson finished with 10 points.

Henderson State travels to Alva, Okla., on Saturday to face Northwestern Oklahoma.

Wonder Boys rally to beat UAM

RUSSELLVILLE — Kendell Pinkney scored a career-high 17 points, Bobby Hatchett and Marshawn Arnold each added 16 points, and Tyler Friedel scored 14 points as the Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys (10-5, 5-2 GAC) fought their way back from a ten-point deficit to earn the 86-72 come from behind victory over the Arkansas-Monticello Boll Weevils (11-4, 4-3 GAC) and gain sole possession of second place in the Great American Conference on Thursday night in Tucker Coliseum.

Junior D’Audrio Patton led the Weevils and extended his streak to five straight games reaching double-digits in scoring. The Ruston, La., native racked up 18 points and added seven rebounds. Senior Jared Harrison followed with 14 points, senior Brandon Wilson had 12 and junior Sharif Hudson reached double-digits at 10 points.

Tech’s veteran players stood out on the court tonight. Friedel went 4-for-6 from the three-point line, Pinkney produced a career-high 17 points, Hatchett and Arnold each added 16 points, and Charles Mells pulled down a season-high 12 rebounds.

Tech will return to action on Saturday to face Southern Arkansas in Magnolia.

A-State drops heartbreaker at Georgia State

ATLANTA, Ga. (1/16/14) - The Arkansas State University men’s basketball team had a golden opportunity to pin Georgia State with its first Sun Belt Conference loss in a hard-fought contest, but came up just short in suffering a 73-72 hearbreaking loss to the Panthers (11-6, 4-0 SBC) this Thursday night in Atlanta, Ga.

The Red Wolves (10-6, 3-2 SBC) held a 72-71 lead with 1:37 remaining in the game after GSU’s Ryan Harrow hit a jumper after senior guard Brandon Reed made the back end of a one-and-one free throw opportunity 13 seconds earlier.

Kirk Van Slyke led the Red Wolves with his third double-double of this season and second in a row by recording 22 points and a game-high 10 rebounds. Senior forward Kendrick Washington just missed a double-double with a 12-point, nine-rebound performance and Cameron Golden added 10 points to go with five rebounds.

Arkansas State concludes this week’s two-game Sun Belt Conference road swing Saturday evening as the Red Wolves face the WKU Hilltoppers in Bowling Green, Ky.

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