FORT SMITH – UAFS will end a more than two-week layoff on Monday when the Lions host the Randall Saints in a nonconference game at the Stubblefield Center to begin the new year.
Tipoff will be 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on KHGG-FM 101.1 and KHGG-AM 1580. Live statistics and live stream will be available.
UAFS was originally scheduled to play Randall on Saturday, Dec. 8, but forecasted wintry weather throughout Oklahoma and Arkansas for that day led to the game being rescheduled.
It will be the Lions’ first game since Wednesday, Dec. 19, when they rallied late to beat the Wisconsin-Parkside Rangers 72-67 in the final game of the two-day, four-team Coca-Cola UAFS Holiday Classic at the Stubblefield Center.
UAFS (5-8) averages 75 points per game with four players averaging double-figures in scoring – senior guard Chris Crawford (17.1 ppg), junior guard Seth Hawley (12.8 ppg), junior guard Tyler Williams (11.8 ppg) and freshman forward David Ward (11.2 ppg). Crawford leads the team in assists (4 apg).
The Lions average 35 rebounds per game – four rebounds fewer than their opponents – and Ward leads the team in rebounds (5.6 rpg).
UAFS allows 75 points per game and forces 14 turnovers per game. Crawford leads the team in steals (1.8 spg), and junior forward Matt Morgan leads the team in blocked shots (2.1 bpg).
Randall (5-11), which is an NCCAA/ACCA school based in Moore, Okla., has lost four games in a row and is coming off a 104-98 loss to the Lubbock Christian Chaps on Friday at the Rip Griffin Center in Lubbock, Texas.
The Saints average 83 points per game with three players averaging double-figures in scoring – senior guard Antonio Wilson (15.9 ppg), senior forward Malik Barnett (14.6 ppg) and senior guard Kashus Lyons (14.5 ppg). Wilson leads the team in assists (3.9 apg).
Randall averages 33 rebounds per game – about nine fewer than its opponents – and senior guard Brad Ficken leads the team in rebounds (5.4 rpg).
The Saints allow 83 points per game and force 18 turnovers per game. Lyons leads the team in steals (1.7 spg) and blocked shots (0.8 bpg).
It will be the first of three games this week for the Lions. UAFS will resume Heartland Conference play at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday when it hosts Oklahoma Christian at the Stubblefield Center and will play Newman at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Fugate Gymnasium in Wichita, Kan.