December 21, 2008
Bill Greehey Arena
Arkansas Tech 2-0
Midwestern State 2-0
(#5) Central Oklahoma 1-1
(#24) Harding 1-1
Nebraska Omaha 1-1
Northwest Missouri State 1-1
St. Mary’s 1-1
Southeastern Oklahoma State 1-1
Eastern New Mexico 0-2
(#16) Ouachita Baptist 0-2
Day 2 Results
Game 4: Southeastern Oklahoma State 81, Nebraska-Omaha 80 – overtime
J.R. Moody’s three-pointer with 10 seconds left was the difference as Southeastern Oklahoma State rallied for an 81-80 overtime win against Nebraska-Omaha. William Slones led the way for the Savage Storm with 29 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks. Five Mavericks scored in double figures, led by Justin Peterson with 16 points. UNO led by five points with 1:20 left in regulation, but Slones’ tip-in with two seconds left sent the game into overtime.
Game 3: Midwestern State 77, (#16) Ouachita Baptist 72
Midwestern State rallied from a 12-point deficit to upset 16th-ranked Ouachita Baptist and finish the River City Classic undefeated at 2-0. Nolan Richardson IV scored 30 or more points for the third straight game, the first time that has been done at MSU in over 50 years. Richardson led all players with 32 points on 7-of-14 shooting, including 4-of-8 from three-point range. He also made 14-of-15 shots from the free throw line. Jaranimo Marks led OBU with 21 points in the loss.
Game 2: Arkansas Tech 89, (#5) Central Oklahoma 75
Arkansas Tech sprung the first big upset of the tournament, riding hot shooting from the field, three-point line and free throw line for a convincing win over UCO. With a total of 52 fouls called in the game, the teams combined to shoot 88 free throws. ATU took the majority of the free throws, making 30-of-47. Brandon Freidel scored 18 points and made -of-8 from three-point range. Chad Henderson scored 22 points – with 14 of those coming from the foul line in the win. UCO dropped just its second game of the season, falling to 10-2, while ATU improved to 9-2.
Game 1: Northwest Missouri State 71, Eastern New Mexico 49
The Bearkats shot 59.6 percent from the field, while holding the Greyhounds to just 37.3 percent and cruised to a 71-49 win. With the win NWSU evened its record at 1-1 for the tournament and at 5-5 for the season. ENMU continued it struggles, falling to 0-2 in the tournament and 2-9 for the season. For Bearkats scored in double figures, led by Elijah Allen with 18 points. No Greyhounds reached double figures in scoring, but Dannon Wafer had seven points, 12 rebounds and four steals.