Men's basketball at Oklahoma Baptist Classic, Friday and Saturday

Men’s Basketball

#21 Evangel Crusaders (6-1) at Oklahoma Baptist Thanksgiving Classic
Game # 8 & 9 – Shawnee, Okla.
Nov. 23-24, 2012 – Noble CTR 

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Crusaders head to Okla. Bapt. Thanksgiving Classic: Evangel plays Friday and Saturday at the Oklahoma Baptist Thanksgiving Classic. The Crusaders take on #5 Rogers State on Friday and #2 Oklahoma Baptist on Saturday.

The Crusaders have won six straight and are 6-1 for the season. Evangel is currently ranked #21 nationally in NAIA-I. The Crusaders won two games last weekend in the Oklahoma Wesleyan Classic with wins over MidAmerica Christian (Okla.) and Rhema Bible (Okla.).

Rogers State is 7-0 and coming off of a Tuesday win at Avila 80-69. Friday’s game is a rematch of the NAIA-I National Tournament second round game that the Hillcats won 69-63.

Oklahoma Baptist is ranked 2nd nationally and is 6-0. The Bison were last year’s NAIA-I national runner-up. They won at Benedictine on Tuesday 54-51.

Evangel: 6-1, ranked #21 NAIA-I
Rogers St. (Okla.): 7-0, ranked #5 NAIA-I
Oklahoma Baptist: 6-0, ranked #2 NAIA-I 

Head Coaches:
Evangel: Steve Jenkins (31th year, 567-397)
Rogers St.: Justin Barkley (3rd year, 46-21)
Oklahoma Baptist: Doug Tolin (12th year, 344-85) 

Last Game:
Evangel: won vs. Rhema Bible (Okla.) 80-52 (Nov. 17)
Rogers St.: won at Avila 80-69 (Tuesday)
Oklahoma Baptist: won at Benedictine 54-51 (Tuesday) 

All-Time Series:
EU vs. Rogers St.: 0-1
EU vs. Oklahoma Baptist: 1-0 

Oklahoma Baptist Classic Schedule
Fri.: Evangel vs. Rogers St. (Okla.) 5pm
Fri.: Northwood (Tex.) at Oklahoma Baptist, 7pm
Sat.: Evangel at Oklahoma Baptist, 5pm
Sat.: Northwood (Tex.) vs. Rogers St. (Okla.) 7pm


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