Bulldog cagers on the road Thursday

By Steve Sell
January 11, 2017

The marathon KCAC basketball schedule reaches only the halfway point on Thursday when McPherson College journeys to Winfield to take on Southwestern.

Game time is 6 p.m. for the women and 8 p.m. for the men. Join Voice of the Bulldogs Matt Cole for the call beginning at 5:55 on 96.7 KBBE-FM.

The women’s game has huge ramifications. Mac and Southwestern are two of six teams that are closely bunched together in the middle of the standings, with the Bulldogs 5-5 in the KCAC and the Moundbuilders 4-6.

Mac is coming off a 52-42 upset of Ottawa. The Bulldogs are just a game out of fourth place, but tied with Oklahoma Wesleyan and Saint Mary. After starting the year 7-2, the Bulldogs lost six straight, but now have won three straight.

Southwestern has hit the skids, having lost five games in a row. But the Builders feature Jordyn Miller, one of the KCAC’s best players.

In the men’s game, the Bulldogs are looking to pull an upset. Southwestern is 5-5 in the KCAC and 12-6 overall. It features Cameron Hunt, who is among the top scorers in the conference.

The Bulldogs are mired in a terrible slump. After starting the year 6-2, they have lost 9 of their last 10 to stand 7-11 on the year. They also have lost seven straight KCAC games since defeating Oklahoma Wesleyan and are just 1-9, in grave danger of missing the playoffs.

Mac stays on the road Saturday as it starts the second round of KCAC play at county rival Bethany College.