It’s back to work for the Northeastern Oklahoma A&M basketball teams as they host Murray State College Wednesday, Jan. 9 at the NEO Field House.
The 24th-ranked Lady Norse are 10-4 overall and 2-0 in the Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference while the NEO men are 10-5 and 1-1.
NEO’s women rolled 80-62 against Eastern State College and 79-67 against Redlands Community College.
The Lady Norse have claimed five straight wins since a 51-49 setback against 14th-ranked Seward County (Kansas) Community College in the Midland (Texas) Women’s NIT.
Murray’s women enter Wednesday’s game 4-8 overall, but 1-0 in conference play.
They own an 85-68 win against Eastern on Nov. 29.
Murray won three of its last four games prior to the break.
The Golden Norse improved to 10-5 with an 85-69 romp against Redlands before the break.
They had opened conference play with a 106-97 loss against Eastern.
“We will definitely have to knock some Christmas rust off, but we need to exceed what we accomplished last semester. We have the pieces to do that,” Norse coach Jeremy Jackson said.
“We want to play a little bit faster pace pushing the ball, but honestly we have one of the best post games in the country and we need to get the ball in the paint and use our assets.”
One of the Aggies’ four wins on the season is a 78-77 squeaker against Eastern.
A 3-point goal by Adam Nance with 2.4 seconds remaining provided the game winner for Murray.
The Norsemen travel to Bethany to face the Southwestern Christian University JV on Friday, Jan. 11, then both NEO teams host Connors State College on Monday, Jan. 14.