RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (HardingSports.com) – Senior Adam Sterrenberg made four 3-pointers and scored 17 points to lead Harding to a 73-64 victory over Arkansas Tech on Thursday at Tucker Coliseum.
The victory moved Harding (19-8, 12-7) into a first-place tie with Arkansas Tech atop the Great American Conference standings. It was the Bisons' first win in their last five road games and their first win over the Wonder Boys in Tucker Coliseum since 2007.
Harding plays its final home game of the season Saturday against Southeastern Oklahoma with at least a tie for the regular season conference championship at stake. Tipoff at the Rhodes Field House will be at 4 p.m., and tickets are required for admission.
Arkansas Tech (15-10, 12-7) lost its second straight home game.
Harding made five 3-pointers in each half and finished with 10 or more 3-pointers for the ninth time this season.
Harding shot 61 percent in the first half and led 36-26 at halftime. The Bisons led the entire second half, but the Wonder Boys got as close as three points at 50-47 with 10:03 left. Harding made four straight free throws to pull back out to a seven-point lead. The Bisons led by at least five the rest of the way.
Zach Roddenberry scored 15 points for Harding, and Weston Jameson had 11. Bradley Spencer scored 10 points and became the 32nd Bison with 1,000 career points.
Jared Williamson led Arkansas Tech with 18 points, and Kendell Pinkney had 16.