Bulldogs take down Southeastern, move to 2-0

WEATHERFORD– For the first time since the 2011-12 season, the SWOSU Men’s Basketball team is 2-0 after defeating Southeastern Oklahoma State 93-85 on Saturday afternoon at the Pioneer Cellular Event Center.
 
SWOSU junior Chris Braggs Jr., came up big for the Bulldogs with an all-around effort that padded the stat box. Braggs ended up with a line of 12 points, seven rebounds, including four offensive rebounds, four blocks and an assist.

Tauriawn Knight added 25 points and Damion Thornton dropped a double-double of 18 points and 14 rebounds – both of which were their second in as many games.

Jaylan Williams added 14 points and knocked down a team-leading 3 treys. The senior snagged seven rebounds in the win.  

Kamden Gipson was the fifth Bulldog in double figures with 10 points.

The Bulldogs put together a big run for the second straight game, having a 12-0 stretch at the end of the first half and into the second. To put the game away SWOSU had a 9-2 run with less than four minutes to go that helped put away the GAC preseason favorites.
 
“Once we got clicking we had five guys, almost six, in double figures. That’s impressive,” SWOSU head coach Terry Evans said. “I am just really proud of our guys right now. We did not play perfect, but we won the game.”

This win helps SWOSU remain undefeated on the young season, moving to 2-0 on the year. The Bulldogs are scheduled to return to action on Thursday night in Bethany against Southern Nazarene.

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INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Points – SWOSU, Knight 25, Thornton 18, Williams 14, Braggs Jr. 12, Gipson 10, Cleare 8, James 6. SE, Johnson 26, Dworsky 17, Clanet 11, Weeks 10, Williams 7, Nance 7, Kikwaki 4, Brister 3.

Rebounds – SWOSU, Thornton 14, Williams 7, Gipson 7, Cleare 6, Knight 2, James 2, Austin-Johnson 1, Baker 1, Hart 1. SE, Dworsky, Johnson 7, Clanet 6, Nance 5, Weeks 4, Kikwaki 3, Williams 2.

Assists – SWOSU, Gipson 5, Thornton 3, Williams 1, Braggs Jr. 1, Knight 1, Austin-Johnson 1. SE, Dworsky 6, Johnson 2, Clanet 2, Weeks 2, Williams 2, Brister 1.

Steals – SWOSU, Gipson 5, James 2, Thornton 2, Knight 1, Cleare 1. SE, Johnson 2, Weeks 1.

Blocks – SWOSU, Braggs Jr. 4, Thornton 1, Knight 1, Cleare 1. SE, Kikwaki 1.