Central Oklahoma (7-16, 4-10 MIAA) at
Fort Hays State (10-11, 3-9 MIAA)
Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 4:00 pm
Hays, Kan. - Gross Memorial Coliseum
Radio: KJLS (103.3-FM) LISTEN LIVE
Game Sponsor: Hays Regional Airport
Halftime performance: FHSU Cheer Camp
SAAC Silent Auction: Bid on many FHSU Tiger items, with all proceeds going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation
20-year Donor Recognition: FHSU recognizes all donors who have supported FHSU for 20 years or more
Fort Hays State Men's Basketball looks to keep its win streak going on Saturday (Feb. 8) when it hosts Central Oklahoma. The Tigers are seeking a perfect four-game home stand that began last week, entering the game at 10-11 overall and 3-9 in the MIAA. Central Oklahoma is 7-16 overall, 4-10 in the MIAA. Tipoff is at 4 pm, which follows the women's game at 2 pm.
A win for the Tigers on Saturday would push them at least one notch higher in the MIAA standings in their late-season quest to qualify for the MIAA Tournament. The Tigers are alone in 13th in the standings, but could jump as high as 10th with a win Saturday pending other results around the conference. FHSU defeated Kansas Wesleyan, Nebraska-Kearney, and Newman for its current three-game win streak. The top ten teams in the conference at the end of the regular season qualify for the MIAA Tournament in Kansas City.
The Tigers defeated Newman University 79-72 on Thursday night in the first meeting between the teams this season. They will meet again in the regular season finale in Wichita later this month. The Tigers take on Central Oklahoma for the first time this season and own a three-game win streak overall against the Bronchos, which includes a regular season series sweep last year with a six-point win in Hays and a three-point win in Edmond. Central Oklahoma enters this contest alone in 12th in the MIAA standings.
Nyjee Wright led the scoring effort for the Tigers on Thursday night against Newman with a career-high 26 points. It was the second time this season he scored over 20 points in a game. Jared Vitztum continues to lead the Tigers in scoring for the season at 13.3 points per game. Devin Davis also averages double figures for the season at 10.2 per game.