Tip about 3 p.m. today at Stubblefield Center.
FORT SMITH, Ark. – Nationally-ranked UAFS will look to extend its win streak on Saturday afternoon when the Lions host the Lubbock Christian Chaps in Heartland Conference play at 3 p.m. at the Stubblefield Center.
Live statistics and live stream will be available, and the game will be broadcast on KHGG-AM 1580, KHGG-FM 101.1, KFPW-AM 1230 and KFPW-FM 96.7.
UAFS (17-3, 6-3), which is ranked No. 17 in the latest NABC Division II Top 25, is tied for second place in the conference with Rogers State (14-6, 5-3) and Lubbock Christian (9-10, 5-3). All three teams trail conference leader and No. 22-ranked Dallas Baptist (16-3, 6-2) by only one game.
The Lions have won three games in a row going into its second encounter of the season with the Chaps. UAFS beat Lubbock Christian 75-69 on Dec. 2 at the Rip Griffin Center in Lubbock, Texas.
UAFS is coming off a hard-fought, 84-79 road win against Rogers State on Wednesday night at the Claremore (Okla.) Expo Center. The Lions swept the regular-season series against the Hillcats.
The Lions average 84 points per game with three players averaging double-figures in scoring – senior guard Darrion Strong-Moore (14.6), senior guard DaVaunta Thomas (13.4) and senior guard Ladarius Coleman (11.8). Junior guard Chris Crawford leads the team in assists per game (3.4).
UAFS out-rebounds its opponents by more than eight rebounds per game (40.7-32.2). Coleman leads the team in rebounds per game (7.8) and is one of four players averaging four or more rebounds per game.
The Lions allow 70 points per game and force 15 turnovers per game. Crawford leads the team in steals per game (1.3), and Thomas and Coleman lead the team in blocked shots per game (0.6).
Lubbock Christian has won three games in a row and is coming off an 83-73 road win against Newman at Fugate Gymnasium in Wichita, Kan., on Thursday night.
The Chaps average 76 points per game with three players averaging double-figures in scoring – junior guard Isaac Asrat (18.5) junior forward Brennen Fowler (14.9) and senior guard Marcos Schuster (11). Schuster leads the team in assists per game (3.1).
Newman out-rebounds its opponents by one rebound per game (35.6-34.6). Fowler leads the team in rebounds per game (9.3) and is one of four players averaging four or more rebounds per game.
The Chaps allow 74 points per game and force 12.8 turnovers per game. Asrat leads the team in steals per game (1.1), while Fowler leads the team in blocked shots per game (2.4).