Oklahoma Panhandle State University
Aggie Men's Season underway in Exhibition Action —By Laura Nelson on 11/05/2012 Tulsa, Okla.—The Oklahoma Panhandle State University men's basketball season got underway Sunday night in an exhibition game against the University of Tulsa, and even though the Aggies fell 113-70, head coach Jerry Olson found several things to praise about the men's game.
In half one, the men shot well for a first game, hitting 46.2% of their inside shots and 53.8% of the three-point goals attempted. The second half was a different story, with those percentages falling to 29.6% for two-point shots and 25% for threes. Olson said, "Our two big guys, Bill Lee and Tavien Rosemond, got in foul trouble, so in the second half, we had to put some of our guys in unfamiliar spots. Also, Tulsa just wore us out and we will work on getting in better to shape to play better for a longer time. I was pleased with our scoring, especially against their tough defense plus we executed some of our plays very well."
Damar Hill led the Aggie scoring with 12 points, going three for four on his two point shots and made the only three-point shot he attempted. T. J. Farrell and Krys Randolph had 10 each and Randolph also dished out four assists. Michael Patterson and Brandon Caruthers pulled down six rebounds each.
Admission is free to the men's home opener coming up Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. as they play a final exhibition game against the New Mexico All-Stars.
The women play their home opener on Friday, Nov. 9 against Eastern New Mexico University at 6 p.m. Both the men's and women's teams are in action this Saturday against Barclay, with the women tipping off at 5:30 p.m. and the men's game following at approximately 7:30. Admission to OPSU basketball games is $5 for adults, $2 for children 12 and under and senior citizens aged 65 and above. Children under five and OPSU students are admitted free. OPSU faculty and staff and immediate family will also be admitted free with an ID.