Jan 09, 2020 3:30 PM

Tigers begin Oklahoma road trip at Northeastern State

Posted Jan 09, 2020 3:30 PM

FHSU Sports Information

Courtesy FHSU Athletics / Allie Schweizer photo
Courtesy FHSU Athletics / Allie Schweizer photo

Fort Hays State begins a two-game MIAA road swing in Oklahoma on Thursday night at Northeastern State in Tahlequah. The men tip off at 7:30 pm, which follows the women's contest at 5:30 pm. The Tigers are still in search of their first MIAA win of the season, now 6-6 overall and 0-4 in the MIAA, while Northeastern State is 9-5 overall and 2-3 in the MIAA.

You can hear the game on KJLS (103.3-FM). LISTEN LIVE

The Tigers are coming off a pair of losses at home to Missouri Southern and Pittsburg State. Last season, the Tigers split their regular season series with Northeastern State, winning by four in Hays before falling by 10 in Tahlequah. The loss in Tahlequah snapped a four-game win streak in the series for FHSU.

Jared Vitztum is now the team leader in scoring at 12 points per game, while also leading the team in rebounds at 7.2 per game. Devin Davis (11.7, Jake Hutchings (10.8, and Nyjee Wright (10.6) also average double figures in scoring. Wright leads in assists at 2.3 per game.

Caleb Smith leads the RiverHawks at 16.6 points per game, followed by Kendrick Thompson at 12.4 per game. They are the only two NSU players averaging double figures on the season.