Western Oregon men's basketball team gears up for showdown with Western Washington

Wolves lone team to defeat WWU in GNAC play

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Western Washington (9-1) at Western Oregon (7-4)


7 p.m. Thursday.


The New Physical Education Building



MONMOUTH -- The Western Oregon men's basketball team suffered a couple of setbacks last week, dropping both of its Great Northwest Athletic Conference games.

On Saturday, the Wolves fell at Seattle Pacific, 61-58, compounding Thursday's 79-57 road loss to Montana State Billings.

The losses dropped the Wolves (14-6, 7-4) to fourth place in GNAC standings, but Thursday's home game against first-place Western Washington (18-3, 9-1) will still carry meaning.

WOU defeated the Vikings, 83-73, in Bellingham in the teams' first meeting, which remains WWU's lone league loss.

Game time is slated for 7 p.m. Thursday at the New Physical Education Building.

The Wolves also host Simon Fraser (6-12, 1-9) Saturday in a 2 p.m. tipoff.


WOU senior Kyle Long netted his 1,000th point in the Wolves' loss at MSUB. Long (McMinnville High School) becomes the 49th player in GNAC history to reach 1,000 points for his career.

He joins teammate Blair Wheadon to become the second WOU duo to reach this mark. Robert Day and Kevin Tyner were the first, during the 2002-04 seasons.


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