- Associated Press - Friday, March 7, 2014

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) - Henderson State will appear in a conference tournament semi-final game for the first time since 2007 when the Reddies face Southern Arkansas.

Saturday’s Great American Conference Tournament game will be played in Bartlesville, Okla.

The Reddies opened the GAC Tournament with a 65-61 upset of No. 3 seed Arkansas-Monticello. No. 7th-seed Southern Arkansas knocked off the No. 2 seed Southwestern Oklahoma 63-59.

In the regular season, Henderson State won both games against the Muleriders including an 83-68 win on Jan. 21 in Arkadelphia. Henderson State closed out the regular season on March 1 with a 59-43 win in Magnolia.

Henderson averages 72.9 points per game and is shooting 46 percent from the field.

Henderson is competing in its 13th conference tournament since becoming an NCAA Division II institution in 1993-94.

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