PORTLAND, Ore. – The newly-named NAIA No. 1 Oregon Tech Owls start a road doubleheader tonight at Concordia University in Portland.
While all Cascade Conference games are big, perhaps the biggest game in the nation is Saturday when OIT is at No. 8 Warner Pacific. It was Warner Pac that ended OIT’s 65-game home winning streak last month with a 85-75 win.
Owls Associate Head Coach Mike Pisan attributes the defeat to one factor.
Audio: Oregon Tech Associate Head Coach Mike Pisan
For the women, it lost its first back-to-back games of the year last weekend, in defeats to College of Idaho and Eastern Oregon by a combined six points. The loss dropped OIT from the top of the standings to fifth.
Audio: Oregon Tech freshman Rebekah Matteri
The Owls won 67-58 over Concordia and 71-62 against Warner Pac in Klamath Falls last month. Broadcasts on 960 the Sports Legend starting at 5:15 PM both nights.
Head-to-Head (2011-2012 Stats)
Oregon Tech vs Concordia – Men’s Basketball
Points Per Game: OIT 84.7; CU 84.5
Rebounding Margin: OIT +5.7; CU +7.8
Field Goal Percentage: OIT 49.8; CU 52.8
3-Point Percentage: OIT 40.3; CU 38.7
Free Throw Percentage: OIT 75.4; CU 58.3
Assists Per Game: OIT 17.9; CU 17.0
Leading Scorers: OIT: Bobby Hunter – 19.7; CU: Adam Herman – 20.1
Oregon Tech vs Concordia – Women’s Basketball
Points Per Game: OIT 67.5; CU 64.1
Rebounding Margin: OIT +12.5; -3.3
Field Goal Percentage: OIT 43.4; CU 36.7
3-Point Percentage: OIT 32.3; CU 29.3
Free Throw Percentage: OIT 69.1; CU 72.0
Assists Per Game: OIT 12.8; CU 11.6
Leading Scorers: OIT: Aundrea Albright – 11.1; Rachel Scarpelli – 12.4
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